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Certified Personal Fitness Trainer

Trained to train

Share your passion for fitness

Ready to share your commitment to fitness and health? Our Certified Personal Fitness Training program is for you! Learn how to lead others not only in exercise, but toward a healthier life.

Here’s your chance to share your passion with others who may need a little (or big) push to achieve their fitness goals.

Take center stage and show them how it’s done!

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Certified Personal Fitness Trainer

Nine weeks to a new career

In our program, you’ll learn about exercise physiology, biomechanics, equipment usage and health assessments.

A special segment will even cover the ailments and physical conditions of older adults, and how to develop age-appropriate exercise programs that will improve their quality of life.

Our Certified Personal Fitness Training program takes only nine weeks to complete and is offered through our Center for Health Careers, part of Workforce and Continuing Education, so you don’t even have to apply.

And we’ll even prepare you for the certification exam, the cost of which is included in the program fees!

Ready for a new regimen?

Contact us at 586.226.4807 or

A job fit for you

It’s not just Hollywood stars who employ fitness trainers.

Trainers are needed to conduct exercise classes and provide oversight of in-house fitness centers in many settings such as:

  • Health clubs
  • Gyms
  • Community centers
  • Hotels
  • Resorts
  • Cruise ships
  • Corporate offices
  • YMCAs

And, yes, you could still work independently, providing training services to clients out of your home or theirs, or at a personal training studio.

Check out all the possibilities that exist right here in Michigan!

And our Career Services team is ready to help you find your first personal trainer position, with a resume as fit for the job as you are.