Are you interested in becoming a certified Personal Trainer? Join our 7-week long prep course to help prepare yourself! During these few weeks, the ACE Personal Trainer Prep Course curriculum teaches participants the fundamentals of personal training, how to conduct fitness assessments, the basics of exercise programming, professional and legal guidelines, as well as anatomy. This course will prepare participants to take the ACE Personal Trainer certification exam to become a certified personal trainer.

Course Description

Gain understanding of the personal trainer’s responsibilities and ethics as well as their role within the healthcare continuum and in allied healthcare-plus the various avenues of career development. Discover the principles of behavior change, effective communication, goal setting and teaching techniques to create a credible and trusting client-personal trainer relationship that’s vital to your client’s success. Create client programs that improve and maintain health, fitness, weight, body composition and metabolism. Learn about heart rate, blood pressure and circumference measurements, which can be used as a baseline for future progress-plus how to apply exercise progressions to help a variety of clients reach their goals. Become an expert in the ACE IFT® Model, a systematic approach to designing and progressing through exercise programs based on the unique abilities, needs and goals of the client.

Explore the philosophy designed to empower clients to make behavioral changes toward improved fitness and overall health. Gain understanding of the considerations for clients with various diseases, conditions, injuries or stages in life, including youth, women during pregnancy and older adults. Find out how to thrive on the business side of your personal training with legal guidelines and businesses considerations, such as legal forms, insurance, record keeping and risk management that protect clients, stakeholders and you.

Course dates

  • February 20 – April 2, 2024
  • 7-week hybrid course with in-person classes held on Tuesday’s at 5:30pm-6:30pm
  • Other online materials/assignments given weekly via Canvas module.

Registration & cost

  • 20 spots available
    • If there is a waitlist, the instructor of the course will reach out to the waitlist to give further information
  • Opens: January 31st / Closes: February 19th
  • $20 per person (50% off for current RecWell student employee)
  • Payment must be made at time of registration at the Kaplan Center Welcome Desk.
  • REFUND: If the participants go through the first week of class and decide it is not for them, they can receive a full refund. Once the first week passes, there will be no refund.

Course materials

All course materials will be provided by the instructor. All study material will be uploaded online so the students can access the information when needed.

What to bring to class

  • Athletic clothing to each in person class
  • Notebook or electronic device for notes


If only one person signs up for the course, the prep course will be canceled. The person who signs up for the course will receive a full refund.

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