The NCSF Advantage
Recognized throughout the fitness industry as the premier personal trainer certification for career minded professionals, our Commitment to Excellence ensures the NCSF-CPT credential positions you for success in today’s competitive job market.
Our NCCA Accredited Personal Trainer certification ensures you have the industry recognition necessary to succeed
The NCSF Certification is the preferred credential of career minded professionals around the world
Our 8,000 exam centers operating across more than 160 countries along with an online testing option provides you with the industry’s largest exam network
Millions of Lives Changed
For over 25 years the National Council on Strength and Fitness has been an international leader in high quality education, training and advocacy for exercise professionals.
Inspire you to be your best
How It Works
Select the ideal program for you.The NCSF offers both hands-on as well as flexible self-study program options
When ready, take the certification exam online or at a testing center
Move to the next level with NCSF advanced certification programs
Cutting-Edge Digital Learning
Welcome to the NCSF Easy Learning SystemTM the industry’s most advanced e-Learning platform. Now earning your NCSF Personal Trainer Certification has never been easier.
We continually strive to develop the highest quality staff to service our clientele and the NCSF Personal Trainer Certification helps us achieve that goal Matthew N. Berenc Director of Education Equinox Fitness Training Institute
make stronger partnerships
The NCSF is proud to have partnerships with the top health clubs and industry organizations. Our continued effort for collegial support and advocacy provides our exercise professionals with career opportunities in the health and fitness industry worldwide.
Join the movement and help
change lives in your community
Choose your Personal Trainer PROGRAM
Earn multiple industry leading credentials with this unique opportunity and increase your earning potential
Turn Your Passion Into A Career
Improve overall life quality and maximize their full health potential
Make An Impact
Join the team and have a positive influence on your community’s health as part of our professional network
Work Anywhere, Anytime
You’ll be qualified to work 1-on-1 or with small groups in-person or online
Affirm eliminates the cost barriers associated with initial enrollment and allows you to participate in our most popular programs.
Active and veteran military personnel can enroll in the Certified Personal Trainer Program using the G.I. Bill and our Military Support Plan.
Recognized throughout the fitness industry as the premier personal trainer certification for career minded professionals.
Today’s Society and the Healthy Lifestyle
- Introduction to Personal Training
Applied Exercise Science and Biomechanics
- Functional Anatomy and Training Instruction
- Kinetic Chain Function, Dysfunction and Corrective Exercises
- Human Physiology
Health, Fitness and Performance Assessment
- Evaluating Health and Physical Fitness
- Physical Activity & Risk for Disease
- Resting and Active Fitness Assessments
Foundational and Applied Nutritional Science
- Understanding Nutrition
- Exploring Dietary Supplements
- Body Composition
- Weight Management
Foundations of Advanced Program Design
- Exercise Program Components
- Anaerobic Resistance Training
- Cardiorespiratory Fitness
- Introduction to Exercise Programming
- Working with Special Populations
- Ethics and Professional Practice