Become a Personal Trainer

National Personal Training Institute

Personal Training Diploma Options

(Hybrid & Distance Education Is Not Offered To PA Residents)

1. 500 Hour Hybrid Personal Training Diploma Course (Virtual Learning & Local NationalPTI Training Center)

Curriculum: Learn 300 hours of theory (Anatomy & Physiology, Posture/Movement Analysis, Nutrition, Business Practices, Program Design etc.) and then put that theory into practice at your local NationalPTI gym with 200 hours of practical experience.

Includes: All study materials, live instruction via Zoom with experienced instructor and classmates, hands-on application of material, gym access for practical at a local NationalPTI Training Center.

Credentials: Personal Training Diploma (approved by the Division of Private Business and Vocational Schools of the Illinois Board of Higher Education), Nutrition Certificate, lifetime job placement assistance, and upon successful completion, earn your NASM CPT and NASM ACD (Academic Hands on Certificate of Distinction). 

When: Classes start every 6 weeks offering 6 month and 12 month schedules with day, evening and weekend classes available.


2. 500 Hour Virtual Personal Training Diploma Course (Virtual Learning & Practical)

Curriculum: Learn 300 hours of theory (Anatomy & Physiology, Posture/Movement Analysis, Nutrition, Business Practices, Program Design etc.) and then put that theory into practice at home or your local fitness center with 200 hours of practical experience. In each class session after lecture, you go over the practical that you will be performing for that day. The practical is fully reviewed and contains videos for correct execution.

Includes: All study materials, live instruction via Zoom with experienced instructor and classmates, and hands-on application of material.

Credentials: Personal Training Diploma (approved by the Division of Private Business and Vocational Schools of the Illinois Board of Higher Education), Nutrition Certificate, lifetime job placement assistance, and upon successful completion, earn your NASM CPT and NASM ACD (Academic Hands on Certificate of Distinction). 

When: Classes start every 6 weeks offering 6 month and 12 month schedules with day, evening and weekend classes available.

These programs will give you all of the tools to be a great trainer!

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National Personal Training Institute: 500 Hour Hands-On Personal Training Diploma


The Personal Training Program includes:

  • Daily lecture in the comfort of your home or wherever you can access the internet
  • Daily hands-on application of material with your instructor and classmates
  • Study Materials
  • Personal Fitness Training Diploma (Lifelong)
  • Nutrition Certificate
  • Prospective students can enroll in July, August, October, December, January, February, April, and June

Why Choose The National Personal Training Institute?

  • First, Oldest and Largest Personal Training School in the World 
  • Our Philosophy is Hands-on Training and Learning in a Gym is Imperative 
  • A Diploma is More Qualifying than a Standard Personal Trainer Certification
  • No Backend CEU’s or Renewal Fees Ever Needed
  • Nutritional Certification
  • Academic Partner with NASM. NASM-CPT ACD (Academic Hands On Distinction) also Included
  • Interactive Learning with Live Instruction and Interaction with other Students.
  • Active Learning Environment where you will meet your own Fitness Goals
  • Only the the Most Qualified Trainers Mentoring you
  • 6 Months of Education that Qualifies you for a Lifetime
  • High demand for National Personal Training Institute trainers and Lifetime Job Placement Assistance. 

Apply Today!

                                                                                                   

Online Personal Training Continuing Education (CEUs) that allow freedom of online, self-paced learning with interactive videos to enhance your learning experience.

Learn more here.

Tina Manacchio: Academic Advisor

[email protected]

1-800-960-6294

Hybrid or Virtual Program (PA Residents Are In-Person Learning Only)


, Hybrid or Virtual

Phone: 1-800-960-6294

Email: [email protected]

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April 2024

500 HR Personal Fitness Training Program Register
Dates: 04-06-2024 to 03-29-2025 Days of Week: Saturday
Format: DAY Time: 9:00 am to 1:00 pm CST
Minimum Seats: Maximum Seats:
Practical Gym Location:
12 Month Program
*Practical time varies per person – 4 hours per week

All Online Classes are Live but also Recorded

May 2024

500 HR Personal Fitness Training Program Register
Dates: 05-13-2024 to 11-14-2024 Days of Week: Monday - Thursday
Format: DAY Time: 9:30 am to 2:30 pm CST
Minimum Seats: Maximum Seats:
Practical Gym Location:
6 Month Program
*Practical time varies per person – 8 hours per week

All Online Classes are Live but also Recorded
500 HR Personal Fitness Training Program Register
Dates: 05-15-2024 to 11-13-2024 Days of Week: Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Format: EVENING & SATURDAY Time: 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm CST
Minimum Seats: Maximum Seats:
Practical Gym Location:
6 Month Program
Monday & Wednesday • 5:00pm CST to 7:30pm CST
Saturday • 9:00am CST to 1:00pm CST

*Practical time varies per person – 8 hours per week

All Online Classes are Live but also Recorded
500 HR Personal Fitness Training Program Register
Dates: 05-18-2024 to 05-10-2025 Days of Week: Saturday
Format: DAY Time: 9:00 am to 1:00 pm CST
Minimum Seats: Maximum Seats:
Practical Gym Location:
12 Month Program
*Practical time varies per person – 4 hours per week

All Online Classes are Live but also Recorded
500 HR Personal Fitness Training Program Register
Dates: 05-15-2024 to 05-07-2025 Days of Week: Monday and Wednesday
Format: EVENING Time: 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm CST
Minimum Seats: Maximum Seats:
Practical Gym Location:
12 Month Program
*Practical time varies per person – 4 hours per week

All Online Classes are Live but also Recorded
500 HR Personal Fitness Training Program Register
Dates: 05-13-2024 to 05-07-2025 Days of Week: Monday and Wednesday
Format: DAY Time: 9:30 am to 12:30 pm CST
Minimum Seats: Maximum Seats:
Practical Gym Location:
12 Month Program
*Practical time varies per person – 4 hours per week

All Online Classes are Live but also Recorded
500 HR Personal Fitness Training Program Register
Dates: 05-14-2024 to 05-06-2025 Days of Week: Tuesday and Thursday
Format: DAY Time: 9:30 am to 12:30 pm CST
Minimum Seats: Maximum Seats:
Practical Gym Location:
12 Month Program
*Practical time varies per person – 4 hours per week

All Online Classes are Live but also Recorded

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