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Qualifying veterans may be eligible to use the GI Bill® or VRRAP for the Personal Training Diploma Program. Classes are considered full time. 

“GI Bill®” is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at

Become a Personal Trainer in Philadelphia | Huntingdon Valley, PA

National Personal Training Institute

Personal Training Certification. Hands on learning.Welcome to the National Personal Training Institute where you can become a personal trainer and get quality professional development through hands on experience in the gym. Our school is conveniently located at 2655 Philmont Ave Suite 206, Huntingdon Valley, PA just outside of Northeast Philadelphia, with students attending from all over Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware. At the National Personal Training Institute, we will help you build your body and personal training skills while showing you how to build your business as a professional personal training instructor.

We proudly offer the most advanced, state-of the art education for aspiring exercise professionals, wellness coaches, and exercise physiologists. All of our courses are taught in-person (in a classroom & gym) and are thoughtfully crafted to provide the most comprehensive and well-rounded education and training. This is real-world, hands-on learning. Prior experience is not necessary, and we welcome all students with a wide variety of goals and aspirations. Graduates are awarded with a highly regarded, lifelong Diploma in honor of their extensive achievements and new found expertise. The National Personal Training Institute is partnered with an accredited personal training certification, the National Academy of Sports Medicine, and provides all of your course materials, including your NASM online course, exam, and NASM certification that highlights hands-on training. This hands-on diploma program will set the stage for your confidence, skill-development and overall success. We are committed to providing the highest standard of education to each and every student. Join our community of fitness professionals and be a part of the National Personal Training Institute family as you pursue a rewarding career in the fitness world.

500 Hour Personal Training Diploma Course (In-Person Instruction With Hands-On Training)

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 our local gym with 200 hours of practical experience.

Includes: All study materials, live instruction with experienced instructor and classmates, hands-on application of material, gym access for practical.

Credentials: Diploma in Personal Training, Nutrition Certificate, CPR/AED and First Aid Certifications, 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.

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500 Hour Personal Training Diploma

Personal Trainers in Philadelphia

The National Personal Training Institute is a 500-hour (6 month or 12 month) course geared for the ambitious student that seeks to make an impact in their own life, and the lives of others. The course provides 300 in-person classroom hours, and 200 lab hours of actual hands-on experience.

You will be learning from highly skilled and supportive personal fitness training instructors that have years of real-world experience in a wide variety of fitness settings. Over the course of the personal training program, you’ll be taught new exercises and exercise techniques in structured workouts designed and overseen by National Personal Training Institute staff members.

In addition, you will learn to design and implement a wide variety of exercise programs based on real-world case scenarios as well as how to incorporate a variety of tools and techniques into your fitness programming. We cover all of the bases from human physiology, anatomy, nutrition and diet to all of the aspects of starting and running your personal fitness business (view course curriculum here.

The National Personal Training Institute has a class schedule to fit your life’s schedule with day, evening and weekend classes available. Not only can you expect flexible payment plans, the National Personal Training Institute is eligible for the GI Bill(®) for Veterans. For more information on this, go to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs or Call 1-800-960-6294.

Upon graduation, you will be set to start your career as a personal trainer with a diploma that is highly respected throughout the fitness and health industry. We can even provide job placement assistance to get you started on the right path to a successful and rewarding career. Our personal trainer job placement program is second to none and we continue to partner with you throughout your career. We have become known throughout Pennsylvania as the staple for creating the most successful personal trainers. Get fit and get started in a new career where you help others achieve fitness and health with an education at the National Personal Training Institute.

If you’re planning to enroll in personal training programs and have yourself certified, consider the National Personal Training Institute. Our educational platform is carefully designed to give you the necessary knowledge and network so you can thrive in the health and fitness industries.

Join us today and watch how our personal training certification molds you to become the best.

Why Choose The National Personal Training Institute?

    • One of the oldest and largest personal training schools in North America.
    • We believe that you can not be a personal trainer without hands-on training.
    • National Personal Training Institute Diploma is better than a standard personal trainer certification. Graduates receive a diploma in personal training that is good for life. 
    • Academic Partner with NASM. In addition to your education and diploma, you receive the NASM course, CPT exam, NASM Certification, and NASM ACD (Academic Hands On Distinction) upon successful completion by attending a NASM Academic Partner school. 
    • Employers actively seek and hire graduates due to the credibility of the program. 
    • Interactive learning with live teacher instruction and interaction with other students.
    • Best course in the country and the only course where you will get in the best shape of your life.
    • The best way to make this your career is to go to an actual school where you have the best trainers mentoring you. 
    • 6 Months of hands-on training every class day. 
    • Classes start every 6 weeks.
    • High demand for trainers and lifetime job placement assistance. 

Best Personal Training Program in Philadelphia Metro Area 

Our personal trainer school is exceptional for different reasons. Everything we offer, from the quality of our programs to the experience of our instructors, ensures that you positively contribute to the fitness, health, and wellness industries immediately after graduation.

When you enroll in any of our personal training programs, you can expect to enjoy different materials and resources to supplement your learning. You will be provided with a handbook before the start of the program so you can easily understand what the program is all about, its requirements, and the costs associated with it.

We also provide a safe, clean, and well-equipped environment to ensure that you remain comfortable as you’re learning from our world-class instructors.

When you choose any of these services and graduate from our personal training school, you will also receive 100 hours of nutrition education and lifetime job placement assistance.

The Personal Training Program includes:

  • Daily lecture in a comfortable classroom setting
  • Daily hands-on application of material in our fitness facility
  • Textbook & Study Materials
  • CPR/AED/First Aid seminar/training and Certificate
  • Personal Fitness Training Diploma (Lifelong)
  • Nutrition Certificate
  • Access to in-house guest lectures, seminars, networking events and gym partner field trips (Current students and alumni are always welcome to attend special events, even after graduation)
  • Prospective students can enroll every 6 weeks

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The National Personal Training Institute is available in different locations around the US. This means that regardless of which city or state you’re in, you can still enroll in the best personal training program!

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

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Tina Manacchio

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Philadelphia | Huntingdon Valley, PA

2655 Philmont Avenue
Suite 206-C
Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006

Phone: 1-800-960-6294

Email: [email protected]
Email: [email protected]

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