ADVANCE YOUR

PERSONAL TRAINER AND NUTRITION COACH

CAREER

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18 Weeks

PROGRAM LENGTH

$4,000.00*

Pay in full

TUITION

*You can pay as little as $262 per month. For full payment options and different financing plans, including interest rates from external lenders, please talk to our enrollment team.

What Does A Personal Trainer and Nutrition Coach Do?

MedCerts NASM Personal Trainer and Nutrition Coach program teaches the knowledge and skills to earn two certifications from the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) – Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) and Certified Nutrition Coach (CNC).

Students must have the physical strength and experience to model proper form when completing exercises, possess basic experience in operating gym equipment, and be comfortable giving instructions on how to use it. Personal trainers should also be comfortable writing fitness and health reports for clients, providing positive reinforcement, and strategizing their methods to meet and exceed their clients’ health goals. 

NASM’s Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) certification is the gold standard in the industry and is the preferred certification by most employers. It is NCCA-accredited, which is vitally important as many gyms and fitness centers only accept accredited certifications. The combination of the Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) and Certified Nutrition Coach (CNC) certifications sets MedCerts-trained candidates apart from other trainers and opens more career opportunities. Trainers with both certifications can reach a wider group of potential clients, which leads to higher earning potential.

Where Does A Personal Trainer and Nutrition Coach Work?

A personal trainer and nutrition coach can work in various settings, including fitness centers, gyms, wellness centers, private studios, and corporate wellness programs, or they may offer their services as independent contractors and work with clients in their homes or online.

Requirements

High School Diploma or GED

Web browser with internet connection

Course registration & payment

Training Materials Provided

Expert-led video based training

Competency assessments

National Certification exam fee

PERSONAL TRAINER AND NUTRITION COACH

Outcomes

Between 2020-2030, the job market for Personal Trainers and Nutrition Coaches is projected to experience a steady growth rate of 12.6%, indicating a demand for professionals in these fields. For entry-level positions, the salary range typically falls between $46,354 and $78,936, highlighting the potential earnings for individuals starting their careers in these roles.

Skills Learned

Upon completion of our Personal Trainer and Nutrition Coach program, you’ll learn a number of skills, including:

  • Gain knowledge of medical terminology, disease processes, anatomy, and physiology
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the soft skill expectations of an allied healthcare professional
  • Master health and fitness topics, including nutrition, program design, human movement science, and fitness assessments
  • Learn and practice teaching, customer service, and first aid skills
  • Develop organizational and communication skills

COURSES - 18 WEEKS

Professionalism in Allied Health
Introduction to Human Anatomy and Medical Terminology
NASM’s Essentials of Personal Fitness Training
NASM’s Essentials of Nutrition Coaching

PERSONAL TRAINER AND NUTRITION COACH JOB POSSIBILITIES

Certified Personal
Trainer

$46,354 – $78,936
ESTIMATED SALARY

Fitness
Trainer

$37,959 – $47,612
ESTIMATED SALARY

Health and Nutrition
Coach

$47,424 – $61,460
ESTIMATED SALARY

CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Upon completion of the program, students will be prepared to sit for the Certified Personal Trainer Certification (CPT) exam and the Certified Nutrition Coach Certification (CNC) exam. 

ISSUING AUTHORITY

CPT

Certified Personal Trainer Certification

The Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) certification is ideal for individuals with an interest in fitness and exercise, and who have the ambition to help others reach their fitness goals. This program is also highly recommended for those already working in the field of fitness/exercise, but who lack certification. It is also ideal for those working in related fields such as physical therapy or nutrition.

CNC

Certified Nutrition Coach Certification

The certified nutrition coach (CNC) will be able to guide clients seeking to improve their body composition, athletic performance, and health through carefully crafted nutrition coaching that takes age, culture, socioeconomic status, and more into account. This is a specialty certification that enables personal trainers to work with clients to develop strategies that address issues like obesity, body composition, aging, and lifestyle approaches to disease management.

PERSONAL TRAINER AND NUTRITION COACH PAYMENT OPTIONS

In addition to the following payment options, we offer special corporate volume pricing. Visit the Corporate page for details.

Pay in full using any major credit card, PayPal, or Venmo. Select “credit card” as your payment option.

Apply for PayPal Credit and pay zero interest if your balance is paid in full within 6-months. Complete a quick application and you’ll receive a credit decision within seconds.

Pay for your training with an education loan through  Meritize.

Complete the course registration process to reserve your seat using one of these options.

 

Many employers have education programs or will pay for continued education! Select “Corporate Invoice” if you need an invoice to process payment through company training tuition assistance/reimbursement plans. 

DO YOU NEED HELP PAYING FOR YOUR CERTIFICATION PROGRAM?​

Many employers offer education assistance programs. Download the brochures to show your employer the benefit of upskilling their employees.

PROGRAM COMPARISONS

PROFESSIONAL WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT Community College
Program & Tuition Cost
$5,000 average
Up to $20,000
Exam Fees, Books & Materials
Included
Up to $750
Job Ready In
3–6 months
24–48 months
Schedule Flexibility
On-demand 24/7
Set class schedule
Travel Requirements
None: 100% online
On-campus classrooms
Student Support
Personal Advisors: text, call and email access
Professors: scheduled office hours
Career Coaching
Exam-tailor + soft-skill training to build well-rounded careers
Exam-based + prerequisites and electives to meet credit
Content Delivery
3D animations, immersive environments, interactive activities, game-based learning
Professor lectures

MEET YOUR WORKFORCE TRAINING SPECIALIST!

April is your Workforce Training Specialist. She is here to help you understand the program, payment options, and succeed! Get in touch with her to learn more about the program, Professional Workforce Development, and how to achieve your workforce development goals!

FAQ

Students will complete the online program over 18 weeks, making them job-ready in three months. The program is flexible, allowing assignments to be completed anytime, from anywhere, 24/7.

No, these courses do not count for college credit

Yes, our program is fully online and asynchronous.

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