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Personal Trainer Certificate

Trainer with a client at the gym



Everywhere from fitness magazines to the doctor’s office, professionals in all industries speak highly of the ability of a skilled personal trainer to improve their lives. Personal Trainers are responsible for developing and implementing a specialized exercise regimen for clients.

Personal trainers ensure the fitness program meets the needs of the client and may include elements such as physical fitness, nutrition, cardiovascular training, and weight training. As a personal trainer, you conduct fitness assessments, develop individualized exercise programs, approve instruction on a variety of fitness activities, and help clients reach their fitness goals.

Lone Star College Personal Trainer program will prepare you to provide one on-one training, fitness methodologies, marketing, program development, legal aspects including business considerations, survey of scientific principles and research as applied to exercise and physical fitness.

This program will prepare you to take the national certification exam through the American Council on Exercises (ACE), or the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM). You will also learn exercise science and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).

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Health Occupations Registration Checklist

Health Occupations Programs have a registration checklist to help students with the program registration process.


Please contact Donna Daughdrill at Donna.S.Daughdrill@lonestar.edu or call 281.290.3957 for more information.

Program Plan

Courses Contact Hours
FITTC 2103702 Personal Training 32
FITTC 2201301 Exercise Science 48
Personal Trainer Certificate Total 80

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Career Options

Median Wage: Entry level wage $18,6631

Representative career titles and job positions for this program plan include:

  • Fitness Instructor2
  • Personal Trainer2
  • Group Exercise Instructor2

Gainful Employment

The U.S. Department of Education requires colleges to disclose a variety of information for any financial aid eligible program that “prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation."


  1. Texas Wages and Employment Projections is brought to you by the Labor Market & Career Information (LMCI) Department of the Texas Workforce Commission. TexasWages.com
  2. Position titles vary by employer and location.


Program Cost: $1,339

Financial Aid

Financial aid helps students and their families pay for college. There are several types of financial aid available to LSC students and financial aid packages may include more than one type of award.

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