Qualifying veterans may use the GI Bill for any of our courses. Classes are considered full time. This school location is qualified for BAH under our main facility code zip code 90401. Click here for instructions on applying, or call now (310) 486-3006 for more information or to enroll.



National Personal Training Institute of Southern California has been approved by the VA to now offer instruction VIA ONLINE due to the Covid-19 situation. This is good news, in this difficult time, especially for our Veterans as their Housing allowance and benefits remain uninterrupted. Many of our students and potential students will now be able to attend class online while they stay at home to take care of themselves and their family members. We also have in-person classes, (you choose!) contact us today to find out what works best for you. Call now (310) 486-3006 to reserve your seat.

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National Personal Training Institute Santa MonicaABOUT US

Welcome to The National Personal Training Institute at Santa Monica, CA. Our school is located at 1316 Third Street Promenade, in the stunning Santa Monica beachside community. We are located one block to the world-famous Santa Monica pier, and are home to some of the most sought-after fitness facilities in all of Los Angeles.

We proudly offer the most advanced, state-of the art education for aspiring exercise professionals, wellness coaches, yoga instructors and exercise physiologists. All of our courses are taught in-person (in a classroom & gym) and are thoughtfully developed 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. Our graduates go on to lead successful careers and stand by our program as having been one of the most rewarding experiences of their lives. We welcome you to our family and look forward to the upcoming session!


Save your seat now for our October, 2020 class!

This intensive, 6-month diploma program will give you a competitive advantage as you learn the real-world concepts of personal training and exercise science. Each week, students will explore a wide range of topics, intentionally geared to spark critical thinking, creativity and a deep understanding of exercise physiology. This is not a weekend crash course folks! This is a detailed and comprehensive program that many compare to a university kinesiology program. Classes range from 8-15 students, and take place in a modern, comfortable class setting equipped with a kitchen, study room and wreck room. Consider this your “home away from home” as you and your fellow classmates (led by your instructor) delve into the fundamentals of Personal Training and apply these concepts in a safe and practical way. We are partnered with the National Academy of Sports medicine and provide all of your course materials, including your NASM CPT Exam, CPR/AED Training and gym membership. 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.

NASM partnership with NPTI





The Personal Training Program includes:

  • Daily lecture in a comfortable classroom setting
  • Daily hands-on application of material in our fitness facility
  • Gym membership, NASM textbook, Study Materials, Course Workbook
  • CPR/AED seminar/training and 2-year Certificate
  • BPPE approved Diploma (does not expire) and eligibility to sit for the National Academy of Sports Medicine CPT exam
  • NASM CPT study prep and practice test
  • Access to in-house guest lectures, seminars, networking events
  • This course is approved by the VA: Chapters 30, 31, 33, 35 and the MyCAA spousal program are accepted. For veteran applicants, please click here for instructions.
  • Prospective students can enroll in January, April, July and October

Tuition and Fees:

Please review this link for information on our zero interest payment plans.

*Flexible, interest free, payment plans are available, with extended options available to qualifying students. Only the Diploma Program is offered in California.

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The NPTI Yoga Teacher Training (YTT) Program, is a 500 hour, (6 Month Course) immersing you in the ancient practice of Yoga; using Yoga as a system to develop awareness of the self, body, energy and mind. NPTI is recognized by, and registered as a yoga school through Yoga Alliance, the largest nonprofit association representing the yoga community.

The program is designed with both classroom and practical applications to prepare you as a Certified Yoga Instructor. This course can also serve to enrich and enhance your personal training career, if you are looking to add a yoga practice into your skill-set. Many of our graduates make note that their clients are increasingly wanting to incorporate a yoga practice along with their standard fitness training regimen. Whether you are a personal trainer or aspire to solely teach yoga, gaining the education and hands-on experience provided in this course will be an asset. This course is also geared for those that simply want to develop and/or enhance their own yoga practice for personal development. This class is led by our expert yoga instructor: Madeleine E. Barmark, click here to read her biography.

Prerequisite – None.

The YTT course includes:

  • Daily Integrated Practice in our beautiful studio and classroom in the heart of downtown Santa Monica
  • Yoga History, Philosophy and Psychology
  • Practical Techniques applied daily
  • Detailed Anatomy & Physiology for Yoga
  • Teaching Techniques & Practices geared to prepare you for the field
  • Confidence in your practice with 6-months of hands-on learning and application
  • Lifelong 500- hour, NPTI Yoga Teacher Diploma (registered with Yoga Alliance)
  • Yoga textbooks, journals and class materials
  • There are no hidden costs, and we provide a state-of-the-art classroom and studio for your comfort and enjoyment
  • Students will have access to our kitchen, fitness room, student library and book rental, and guest visits/seminars.

Tuition and Fees:

Please review this link for information on our zero interest payment plans.

*Flexible, interest free, payment plans are available as well, and all of our courses are approved for Veterans Educational Benefits/ tuition assistance.  For veteran applicants, please click here for instructions.



  • Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES)
  • Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES)
  • Health Coach Specialist (HCS)
  • Youth and Senior Fitness Specialist (LSS)

Please contact our admissions department: [email protected] to apply today while seats are available. These classes are considered full time, and are VA Approved! Call now (310) 486-3006


Yes, international students are welcome! Please email our Admissions department for more information on this exciting opportunity to get started today. We can discuss travel, accommodation options, course details, schedule of classes, and more. Please click here for more information on student accommodations.

Katie Mandell

Director / Santa Monica
[email protected]

Julie McCallson
VA Certifying Official
email:[email protected]

The National Personal Training Institute of Southern California, Inc. is a private institution licensed to operate by the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE).

Any questions a student may have regarding the catalog that have not been satisfactorily answered by the institution may be directed to the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education. 2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 400, Sacramento California,, (888) 370-7589 (toll free), (916) 431-6959, (916) 263-1897 (facsimile).

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Santa Monica | Los Angeles Area, CA

The National Personal Training Institute

1316 Third Street Promenade, Suite B5
(Located next door to Athleta and Coffee Bean)
Santa Monica, CA 90401

Phone: 310-486-3006
Phone: 1-800-460-0933

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

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October 2020

500 HR Personal Fitness Training Program Apply Now
Dates: 10-12-2020 to 04-08-2021 Days of Week: Monday - Thursday
Format: DAY Time: 9:30 am to 2:30 pm
Minimum Seats: - Maximum Seats: -
Practical Gym Location: 1316 Third Street Promenade Suite B5 Santa Monica, CA 90401
6 month program

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