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Personal Fitness Trainer

New 900-Hour Program!


Are you interested in working with individuals in the field of health & fitness?

People who are passionate about fitness, and enjoy helping others, are great candidates for the Personal Fitness Trainer Program. Personal Training is so much more than counting sets & reps--it is being a fitness and health ambassador to the clients with whom you are working. It is about knowing how to best “coach” your clients to successfully achieve their health and fitness goals.

Where Do Personal Fitness Trainers Work?

Graduates are trained to work in commercial health clubs, fitness centers, hotels, resorts, corporate fitness facilities, and private personal training studios.

Become a Well-Rounded Fitness Professional

MTTI Graduates are trained to perform client fitness & health assessments, program-design, equipment training, wellness coaching, and to develop organizational skills essential to the business of personal training. Students are trained to work with individuals of all fitness levels and abilities.

Small Classes and Hands-on Training

Classes of only 15-18 students enable instructors to support individual learning needs. MTTI students practice hands-on skills in a health club setting equipped with Cardiovascular Equipment, Strength Training Equipment, Free Weights, Cable Stations, Functional Training Equipment and TRX® Suspension Training station. Each student in the Personal Fitness Trainer Program is awarded Admission to Perform Better's 3-Day Functional Training Summit in Providence (a $300 value) upon acceptance of training-related employment. Students also have the option to use that value towards Perform Better Fitness Equipment.

What is the Future for Personal Fitness Trainer Positions?

Employment of fitness trainers and instructors is expected to grow by 24 percent from 2010 to 2020, faster than the average for all occupations. As businesses and insurance organizations continue to recognize the benefits of health and fitness programs for their employees, incentives to join gyms or other fitness facilities will increase the need for workers in these areas.1

1Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition, Fitness Trainers and Instructors:


Students will have the opportunity to earn certificates in CPR / AED, FMS (Functional Movement Screen) and an AASDN Nutrition Specialist Certification. Students who qualify are eligible to sit for the American College of Sports Medicine Personal Trainer Certification Exam. ACSM is the gold standard in the health and fitness, and one of the most respected certifications, in the industry.

High Demand Skills

  • Introduction to the Industry
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Kinesiology
  • Basic Health Assessment
  • Personal Training Principles and Guidelines
  • Program Design
  • Client Fitness Assessment 
  • CPR/AED Certification
  • Nutrition and Weight Management
  • Wellness Coaching
  • Personal Training Business Skills
  • Customer Service Skills
  • Job Search Skills, Resume, Interviewing Techniques
  • Internship


Each student will complete an internship with an actual fitness / wellness-related company. The internship provides each student a valuable experience in an actual work atmosphere. Additionally, the internship provides an excellent opportunity to get your foot in the door at a potential employer's establishment.

Program Length

The Personal Fitness Trainer program is full-time and extends for 30 weeks.  For more information please contact us about the next class start date.

Faculty and Staff

MTTI’s instructors are highly experienced Personal Fitness Trainers.   Our instructors have worked in the health and fitness industry for many years.  Each instructor meets the standards of approval by the Massachusetts Office of Private Occupational School Education (OSE) within the Division of Professional Licensure (DPL), and the ACCSC (Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges). MTTI Instructors and Staff work together with Career Service Specialists to assist students in pursuing their career goals.


Students who successfully complete the 900 hour program will receive a Personal Fitness Trainer Diploma.  Each of MTTI’s programs have been approved by Massachusetts state education agencies and the ACCSC (Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges).

Additional Information

Our Admissions Representatives welcome all your questions!  Contact us today to learn more about the Personal Fitness Trainer program.

For information on graduation rates, median debt of graduates completing this program and other important information, please visit the Personal Fitness Trainer Consumer Information page.

For Gainful Employment information about this program, view the Gainful Employment Disclosure for the Personal Fitness Trainer program.

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