The class is extremely interactive, and the setting is very comfortable. Not only is it informative, but the course is very “hands-on”. My instructor, Jeff, is amazing at what he does. I would not want to take this course anywhere other than the Manhattan Institute.

Jasmine G. Personal Fitness Trainer

Manhattan Institute is the only New York State-licensed, nationally-accredited, NASM-certified career school.

Hands-on Education: The Difference

One of the most common questions aspiring personal fitness training students have is: how do short, online courses compare with the type of extensive, hands-on training offered by Manhattan Institute?

We offer both lecture and hands-on training in a fully-equipped gym, followed by a real-world externship where you have the opportunity to practice your skills. Many of our students are hired by the externship sites. Choosing the right school matters. Manhattan Institute offers a comprehensive, hands-on Personal Fitness Trainer course curriculum that is based on scientific research and the experience of renowned fitness experts.

What does our Personal Trainer Course cover?

  • Advanced Training Techniques
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Corrective Exercise
  • Exercise Essentials
  • Exercise Nutrition
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Fitness Assessment
  • Fitness Program Design
  • Health Assessments
  • Human Movement
  • Kinesiology
  • Leadership, Business and Sales
  • Professional Career Development
  • Weight Management
  • Wellness Coaching

Upon completion of our Personal Trainer program, you will have the education and skills necessary to begin your career as a Personal Fitness Trainer. Gyms not only prefer trainers with an NASM affiliation, but with your 900-hour diploma in Personal Fitness Training from The Manhattan Institute, you will never have to become recertified. This means your diploma is good for life. You also earn a special NASM distinction, which also will never expire. Additionally, getting your training at The Manhattan Institute offers more support and privileges than other Personal Trainer Fitness programs.

Manhattan Institute’s Personal Fitness Trainer Program offers:

  • Lifetime Placement Assistance from Manhattan Institute and NASM
  • Ongoing consultation with nutritionists and fitness experts
  • Unlimited use of the NASM online student learning resource center
  • Special certification training in Sports Nutrition and Corrective Exercise
  • Financial assistance is available for those who qualify

You also will qualify for the NASM CPT certification (requires a NASM exam):

  • Certified Personal Trainer (CPT)

You will feel confident and ready to help any client meet his or her fitness goals. Our program consists of 660 classroom hours and a 240-hour supervised hands-on externship at a local NYC health club. Although not a prerequisite for employment, your NASM certification is highly respected in the sports industry and will set you apart from other personal fitness trainers.

Fitness professionals are in high demand! As obesity and other lifestyle-related health problems are on the rise, the general public is more interested in fitness and health than ever before. Have a career that allows you to live your passion for fitness while you help others achieve their goals. With our extensive curriculum and hands-on training, the possibilities are endless.

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