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. Veterans click here for instructions on applying.

Become a Personal Trainer in Santa Monica | Los Angeles Area


The NPTI Personal Training Program is a 500-hour, (6-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 in-person lab (gym) hours of actual hands-on experience. This is a full immersion course; it is a challenging, results driven program that will give you the foundation you need to be successful, knowledgeable, and ready for a flourishing career in the fitness world. Get ready for an unforgettable experience. Click here for course topics.

Our school is located in the Third Street Promenade in beautiful Santa Monica, CA, just steps to the beach. Visit our Instagram for an inside look into the classroom, student photos, live videos and more.

The Personal Training Program includes:

  • Daily lecture in a comfortable classroom setting
  • Daily hands-on application of material in our fitness facility
  • Gym membership (Can also be used all over California)
  • NASM textbooks & Study Materials
  • Course Workbook
  • Access to student library and free book rental
  • CPR/AED seminar/training and 2-year Certificate
  • BPPE approved Diploma (Lifelong) and eligibility to sit for the National Academy of Sports Medicine CPT exam
  • NASM CPT exam study prep and practice test
  • Access to in-house guest lectures, seminars, networking events and gym partner field trips (Current students and alumni are always welcome to attend special NPTI events, even after graduation).
  • 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.

6 – Month Programs:

We offer 2 main courses, and enroll every 3-months: January, April, July and October.

3 – Month Programs:

Additionally, we offer select advanced CEU’S including:

  • Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES)

  • Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES)

  • Health Coach Specialist (HCS)

  • Youth and Senior Fitness Specialist (LSS)

Please contact our admissions department for a schedule of current advanced courses at: [email protected]

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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. No online or hybrid programs available.


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.

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! We can discuss travel, accommodation options, course details, schedule of classes, and more.

Katie Mandell

[email protected]

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

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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April 2020

500 HR Personal Fitness Training Program Apply Now
Dates: 04-13-2020 to 10-08-2020 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
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Dates: 04-14-2020 to 10-10-2020 Days of Week: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Format: EVENING & SATURDAY Time: 5:30 pm to 10:00 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 - 4:00 pm

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