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 (619) 840-3322 for more information or to enroll.

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National Personal Training Institute Santa MonicaABOUT US

Welcome to The National Personal Training Institute, Santa Monica Campus. Our school is located at 1316 Third Street Promenade, in the stunning Santa Monica beachside community. You’ll find us conveniently located in the heart of Downtown Santa Monica, and just a short drive from the surrounding Los Angeles area.

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!


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
  • Prospective students can enroll in January, April, July and October

Tuition and Fees:

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

California Disclosures***ENROLLING NOW! 

Please contact our admissions department: [email protected] to apply today while seats are available. Call now (619) 840-3322

Matthew Schoen

Director / Santa Monica
(619) 840-3322
[email protected]

Julie McCallson
VA Certifying Official
[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. 1747 N. Market Street, Suite 225, Sacramento, CA, (888) 370-7589 (toll free), (916) 431-6959, (916) 263-1897 (facsimile).

National Personal Training Institute of California – Reports

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: (619) 840-3322
Phone: 1-800-460-0933

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

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