NASM Personal Fitness Trainer and Family 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 family nutrition. Get started today!

PROGRAM DURATION:
450 hours/10 months
CERTIFICATIONS:
NASM-CPT preparation
COST:
$3,995

Program Overview

Want a successful career as a personal trainer who can help support families trying to improve their nutrition?

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

This curriculum prepares students to pass the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) 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 College Certificate in Family Nutrition. It's designed to benefit a wide variety of professionals, like Registered Dietitians, DTRs, and allied health/medical and fitness professionals.

You'll get an in-depth examination of healthy food strategies, family support education, and advanced nutritional planning for moms and children. You'll discover “Healthy Habit Strategies” to help clients with both family dynamics and individual environments. By the end of the program, you'll understand how to nurture nutritionally fit, fun, and energized families through foods and proper nutrition.

Students that complete the program will be prepared to pass the NASM-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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