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Certified Personal Trainer Workshop

Certified Personal Trainer Workshop Option

Becoming a Certified Personal Trainer can be a difficult task for those with little to no formal training. The NCSF Certified Personal Trainer Workshop Course was created specifically for those candidates who desire an enhanced learning experience. The Workshop Course option utilizes a comprehensive self-study component combined with a two day hands-on learning segment to prepare individuals for the certified personal trainer exam.


Upon registration for a select workshop, each candidate is sent a course materials package consisting of the Certified Personal Trainer Course Textbook, Certified Personal Trainer Course Manual, Certified Personal Trainer Workshop Reference Guide, and the NCSF Advanced Concepts of Personal Training 3-disc DVD Series. Candidates also receive access to the NCSF e-Learning platform. These materials systematically teach the course participant the science behind sound fitness training and exercise programming.


The Workshop Course is two days of high-energy instruction consisting of interactive lectures, and practical, hands-on training. Taught by master/doctoral level NCSF-certified personal trainer instructors, the workshop is used to review and reinforce exam content areas and to provide students the opportunity to put theory into practice. Under close supervision from experts in the field, students will: engage in screening and programming case studies, perform assessments, learn proper biomechanics and training instruction, and practice resistance training activities for multiple outcomes.


After completion of the self-study component and participation in a workshop students should be well prepared to take the NCSF Certified Personal Trainer Exam. The exam is given at Prometric testing centers in over 400 locations throughout the United States and Canada. If you do not register for the exam at the time of your workshop enrollment you may do so at anytime after by contacting the NCSF at 800-772-NCSF(6273) or registering online.


Workshops are offered within various fitness facilities and both college and university settings around the country. For a complete listing of Certified Personal Trainer Workshop locations and dates or to register for a workshop visit the NCSF calendar of events or call 800-772-NCSF(6273).


Personal Trainer Workshop Breakdown:

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Course & Exam Package
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2-days of workshop instruction (16 hours)
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(Taking an NCSF Personal Training Certification Exam is not dependent
on purchasing NCSF study items or enrolling in an NCSF educational course.)
The Certified Personal Trainer Workshop Course pricing does not include
the cost of the NCSF Personal Trainer Certification Exam unless specified by the package.
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