The Personal Fitness Trainer Program at MTTI, prepares students to earn certification and start their careers.

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Personal Fitness Trainer

MTTI Personal Fitness Trainer Program Video

Includes FMS (Functional Movement Screen), AASDN Nutrition Specialist Certification, plus prep to take the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Personal Trainer Certification Exam.
Please Note: We are no longer enrolling for this program.

30 Week Program
900 Hours

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. Read more about employment opportunities for Personal Fitness Trainers.

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. 


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.

Additional Information

Please note: As of Spring 2019, we are no longer offering 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.

Costs for 2016-2017 tuition, fees and supplies, before any Title IV funding loans are applied are listed on the Consumer Information Page for this program.

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

To learn about the Tool Bonus for the Personal Fitness Trainer program view the information on the Program Details and Tool Bonus Page.

Read about MTTI Graduates:  Guillermo Perez (Trainer at Cranston Y - Trainer for Clients Working With the Functional Electrical Stimulation Bike); Shai Lariviere (Strength & Conditioning  Coach at Mike Boyle in MA);  Stephen Lombari (Personal Trainer at Fitness Together in Barrington, RI);  Pamela Padula (Lead Personal Trainer at Planet Fitness Coventry, Woonsocket and Warwick Avenue); Kiki Maples (Personal Trainer and Group Instructor at Fitness Rising); Alvin Torres (Owner/Trainer Hard Body Fitness in RI).

View Listings of Employers for the Personal Fitness Trainer program.