ACSM Personal Fitness Trainer and Sports Nutrition Certificate Program

Offered By Meditec and Texas A&M Kingsville

Prepare for a fitness career with college-level courses in exercise science, business concepts, training techniques, and sports nutrition/performance. Get started now!

450 hours/10 months
ACSM-CPT preparation

Program Overview

Want a successful career as a personal trainer with an understanding of sports nutrition and performance?

This self-paced online program will help you develop the knowledge you need with two college-level certificate programs: Online ACSM Certificate in Personal Fitness Training and Online Certificate in Sports Nutrition and Performance.

This curriculum prepares students to pass the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) exam. Additionally, the Advanced Personal Fitness Trainer course is approved for continuing education credits (CECs/CEUs/CPEUs) by:

  • American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)
  • National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA)
  • Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
  • and other organizations
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Program Comparison

  Meditec College Other Online Schools
Program & Tuition Cost $3500 Average Up to $20,000 Average $3,000
Exams Fees, Books & Materials Included Up to $750 Up to $750
Program Completion Time 3-6 months 24-48 months 3-6 months
Tailored Content and Exams Interactive and engaging learning methods to prepare you for your career Resource Library N/A
Schedule/Flexibility 100% online and available 24/7 Set Schedule 100% online and available 24/7
Student Support Student and Peer Support - Text, Call, Email Scheduled Office Hours Support Email

Program Details

This program is a 100% online interactive educational experience based on input from outstanding faculty and instructors drawn colleges and universities, the allied health & medical field, and the personal fitness training and nutrition profession.

First, you'll earn the Online Certificate in Personal Fitness Training. It's designed to supply essential education that integrates exercise science curriculum, fitness business concepts, and practical training techniques. The result is a systematic model that teaches you how to progress your clients through different training levels and phases.

The knowledge and skills you'll develop can prepare you for a number of careers and personal fitness settings, including medically based fitness facilities, community wellness programs, personal training/fitness studios, physical therapy clinics, corporate fitness centers, YMCAs/JCCs, athletic facilities, and private and commercial health clubs and gyms.

Next, you'll earn the Online Certificate of Sports Nutrition and Performance. It's designed to benefit a wide variety of professionals, like Registered Dietitians, DTRs, personal trainers, athletic trainers, and allied health/medical and fitness professionals.

You'll get an in-depth examination of contemporary nutritional topics such as advanced sports nutrition, vitamin/protein supplementation, functional food implementation, antioxidants, and meal plan analysis for optimal performance. By the end of the program, you'll understand how to develop individualized sports nutrition programs for clients or patients.

Students that complete the program will be prepared to pass the ACSM-CPT exam. Additionally, students can complete an Optional Internship Course (not required to graduate) if they would like a practical learning experience.

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