Approved for Veterans Benefits, Chapter 30, 31, 33, 35 , and the Military Spouse Program MyCAA. Please call NPTI’s California’s Certifying Official 1.800.460.0933 for more information.

Attention Veterans:  Please be advised this school location is qualified for BAH under our main facility code zip code 90401. Please check BAH calculator.

Become a Personal Trainer in Santa Monica, CA

What could be better than learning to become a certified personal trainer within view of the ocean at a beautiful, well equipped facility? That is exactly what you will find at the National Personal Training Institute location in Santa Monica, California.

Our highly experienced instructors will put you through your physical and educational paces on the latest equipment. From the science of the body to nutrition and diet to program design, you will learn all about the many aspects of being a personal trainer in our extensive program. We help you get your business acumen together with classes that cover business plan development, marketing, taxation, insurance, ethics and other business aspects that are necessary to running a successful personal training business.

The 500-hour program goes fast and in just six months (or a year if that better fits your schedule) you will graduate with a diploma in personal fitness instruction. In addition to earning a diploma in personal fitness instruction that is respected around the country and the world, we will prepare you take the National Academy of Sports Medicine’s (NASM) NASM-CPT exam.

The National Personal Training Institute of Southern California’s partnership with NASM will give you an incredible hands-on education that will fully prepare you to enter the competitive job force. Graduates of NPTI will receive a Diploma as an Advanced Personal Trainer and will be eligible to sit for the NCCA accredited NASM Certification upon completion. This 500 hour course involves 200 hours at a gym training and 300 hours in the classroom.

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What could be better than a fulfilling career helping others achieve their fitness goals? You will have the flexibility of choosing to work for yourself or within any one of dozens of different career paths where skilled personal trainers are in demand. At NPTI in Santa Monica, California, we’ll help you achieve your own fitness goals as well as your dreams of becoming a sought after personal trainer. Just give us a call today to find out more.

Tuition and Fees:
$6,899.00
Includes books, online CPT materials, Diploma, NASM/CPT and CPR/AED Certifications.
Monthly payment plan options and financing available.

Only the Diploma Program is offered in California.
No online or hybrid programs available.

500 hr Personal Training Diploma ( includes NASM CPT)
500 hr Yoga Teacher Training
200 hr Performance Enhancement Specialist ( includes NASM PES )
200 hr Corrective Exercise Specialist ( includes NASM CES )
200 hr Health Coach Specialist ( includes NASM WLS and FNS )


Attention International students!

Many of our  International students  have been able to use a B-2 Visa to attend our school as we are not a credit based college and our classes fall within the 18 hour per week visa restrictions.
Please email our International  Student Coordinator   for more information on this exciting opportunity to get started today!
Katie Mandell

Katie Mandell
Director / Santa Monica
310-486-3006
[email protected]

Julie McCallson
VA Certifying Official
1-800-460-0933
1-949-463-7649
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, 95833www.bppe.ca.gov, (888) 370-7589 (toll free), (916) 431-6959, (916) 263-1897 (facsimile).

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Health Coach Specialist SPFS

Yoga Teacher Training Program SPFS

Corrective Exercise SPFS

Performance Enhancement SPFS

Personal Training SPFS

Annual Report

2015-Combined Annual Report

2016 Health Coach SPFS

2016 Corrective Exercist Program SPFS

Yoga Teacher Training Submission

Satelite Santa Monica

Performance Enhancement Submission

Health Coach Submission

Branch San Diego

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2016 Yoga Teacher Training Program SPFS

2016 Personal Training Program SPFS

2016 Performance Enhancement SPFS

Branch Dublin

Corrective Exercise Specialist Submission

2016 Annual Report

Personal Training Submission

10.20.2017 catalog

Santa Monica, CA

National Personal Training Institute

1316 Third Street Promenade Suite B5
Santa Monica, CA 90401

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

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

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Dates: 01-14-2019 to 07-11-2019 Days of Week: Monday - Thursday
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Practical Gym Location: 1316 Third Street Promenade Suite B5 Santa Monica, CA 90401
6 month program
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6 month program
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Dates: 04-16-2019 to 10-10-2019 Days of Week: Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday
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6 month program
Saturday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
500 HR Personal Fitness Training Program Apply Now
Dates: 04-16-2019 to 04-09-2020 Days of Week: Tuesday and Thursday
Format: EVENING Time: 5:30 pm to 10:30 pm
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Practical Gym Location: 1316 Third Street Promenade Suite B5 Santa Monica, CA 90401
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Dates: 04-20-2019 to 04-11-2020 Days of Week: Saturday
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July 2019

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Dates: 07-15-2019 to 01-09-2020 Days of Week: Monday - Thursday
Format: EVENING 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
500 HR Personal Fitness Training Program Apply Now
Dates: 07-16-2019 to 01-09-2020 Days of Week: Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday
Format: EVENING & SATURDAY Time: 5:30 pm to 10:30 pm
Minimum Seats: - Maximum Seats: -
Practical Gym Location: 1316 Third Street Promenade Suite B5 Santa Monica, CA 90401
6 month program
Saturday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
500 HR Personal Fitness Training Program Apply Now
Dates: 07-16-2019 to 07-09-2020 Days of Week: Tuesday and Thursday
Format: EVENING Time: 5:30 pm to 10:30 pm
Minimum Seats: - Maximum Seats: -
Practical Gym Location: 1316 Third Street Promenade Suite B5 Santa Monica, CA 90401
12 month program
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Dates: 07-20-2019 to 07-11-2020 Days of Week: Saturday
Format: DAY Time: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
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Practical Gym Location: 1316 Third Street Promenade Suite B5 Santa Monica, CA 90401
12 month program

October 2019

500 HR Personal Fitness Training Program Apply Now
Dates: 10-14-2019 to 04-09-2020 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
500 HR Personal Fitness Training Program Apply Now
Dates: 10-15-2019 to 04-09-2020 Days of Week: Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday
Format: EVENING & SATURDAY Time: 5:30 pm to 10:30 pm
Minimum Seats: - Maximum Seats: -
Practical Gym Location: 1316 Third Street Promenade Suite B5 Santa Monica, CA 90401
6 month program
Saturday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
500 HR Personal Fitness Training Program Apply Now
Dates: 10-15-2019 to 10-08-2020 Days of Week: Tuesday and Thursday
Format: EVENING Time: 5:30 pm to 10:30 pm
Minimum Seats: - Maximum Seats: -
Practical Gym Location: 1316 Third Street Promenade Suite B5 Santa Monica, CA 90401
12 month program
500 HR Personal Fitness Training Program Apply Now
Dates: 10-19-2019 to 10-10-2020 Days of Week: Saturday
Format: DAY Time: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Minimum Seats: - Maximum Seats: -
Practical Gym Location: 1316 Third Street Promenade Suite B5 Santa Monica, CA 90401
12 month program

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