Personal Trainer Certification
At Smart Fitness University you'll receive 10 different interactive training modules with over 20 hours of video footage along with a personal trainer text book to help you prepare for your nationally accredited exam. Each module is presented by a leading expert in their field. After viewing each section, there is a quiz to help you review the vast amount of information included in this state-of-the art platform. This feature allows you to interact with each module which in turn helps you retain the subject matter.
The modules are:
- Definition of a Personal Trainer
- Exercise physiology
- Special populations
- Anatomical Terms
- Exercise application
- Program design
- Health Screening
You can review the materials or videos as much as you want. Anytime you finish a section you're able to retake the quiz as well. The system keeps track of where you are in the material and will also provide you a report as to your standing.
This program is one of its kind. You'll receive both the academic information as well as the practical application to become a successful personal trainer!
Certified Personal Trainer Exam (CPTE)
Imagine being able to take a nationally accredited exam over the internet at your own convenience without jeopardizing the security or integrity of the exam! That is exactly what Smart Fitness allows you to do.
There is currently an industry standard for personal training certification. As of 2005, the International Health, Racquet & Sports club Association (IRHSA) recommended that all health clubs only employ personal trainers with a degree in the fitness field or, be certified by a certification that has been approved by the National Organization of Competency Assurances (NOCA) now called the Institute for Credentialing Excellence (ICE).
The exam you'll take in the NCCPT Personal Trainer Certification program was evaluated by a board of subject matter experts, blueprinted by hundreds of personal trainers all over the country and evaluated by an independent psychometric company for validity. It is safe to say our exam was designed to determine competency levels for the entry level personal trainer to enter the job force.
You are allowed up to three attempts in a 12-month period to pass the exam. View the videos; take the quizzes, pass the exam and you can rest assure you'll be a head above the others as you start your career as a Personal Trainer!
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The industry standard for nationally accredited personal training certifications is two years. Your personal trainer certification will remain valid for two years from the date you passed your exam.
In order to maintain your certification you must complete 20 hours of continuing education (or CEU's) within the two year period that you are certified. Smart Fitness University provides a portal where you may conveniently obtain all the CEU's needed to maintain your certification. Please refer to the client handbook for more information regarding continuing education.