Certified Personal Trainer, Certificate of Achievement

Upon successful completion of the Certified Personal Trainer Certificate of Achievement, students will be prepared to complete the National Academy of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainer Examination. Successful completion of the NASM CPT and the MPC Certified Personal Trainer Certificate of Achievement provides the opportunity for employment in the fitness industry as a Certified Personal Trainer. Employment opportunities include working in commercial clubs, personal training studios, and entrepreneurial business owner or manager.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the program, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of personal training as a profession and the skills, technique, and industry standards required to become a personal trainer.

Certificate of Achievement Requirements

Required Core
KINS 46Principles of Strength Training and Conditioning3
KINS 47Principles of Exercise Prescription and Program Design3
KINS 51Fitness and Wellness Strategies2
KINS 92Practical Experience in Personal Training1
PFIT 10ABeginning Weight Training1
Select four Personal Fitness Activity courses from the following:4
Core Matwork I
Yoga I
Aerobic Fitness I
Body Sculpting I
Flexibility and Relaxation Techniques I
Fitness Through Swimming I
Functional Fitness I
Total Units14

Please refer to the graduation requirements section of the Catalog for information about degree and certificate requirements including Reading and Writing, Mathematics, Information Competency, and General Education requirements.  

Ready to Work!MPC “Ready to Work” Career Education programs offer students the opportunity to gain knowledge and skills needed for employment and job advancement.

All students should consult with a Counselor to discuss career pathways, for support with career exploration and planning, and to create a personalized education plan to help them meet their academic, career, and personal goals. Visit MPC’s Counseling website for more information about Counseling services provided by MPC and to connect with a Counselor.

Additional resources are available through MPC’s Career & Transfer Resource Center (CTRC). The CTRC offers career resources, workshops, guidance and referrals. Visit the CTRC for support finding online career information and other resources to explore majors, occupations, and employment information.