*This is a recommended training center location. Students can train at home/virtually or a local gym of their choosing.

Become a Personal Trainer in Plains | Wilkes-Barre, PA

National Personal Training Institute

Personal Training Diploma

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 (does not expire), 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 National Personal Training Certification Program is a 500-hour course geared for the ambitious student that seeks to make an impact in their own life, and the lives of others.

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 certification 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.

The National Personal Training Institute has a class schedule to fit your life’s schedule with day, evening and weekend classes available.

Upon graduation, you will be set to start your career as a certified 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 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.

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?

    • We are the oldest and largest personal training school in North America. You will be recognized across the world and not localized like other colleges. 
    • We believe that you can not be a personal trainer without hands-on training.
    • NationalPTI Diploma is better than a standard personal trainer certification. Graduates receive a licensed diploma that is good for life. 
    • Academic Partner with NASM. In addition to your NationalPTI 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. 

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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: Academic Advisor

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Plains | Wilkes-Barre, PA – Address Listed is Recommended Gym

3 N River Street
Plains , PA 18705

Phone: 1-800-960-6294

Email: [email protected]

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