Personal Trainer Education

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Personal Trainer Education

  • Personal Trainer Education

Sheridan College
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Degree Options: Certificate 

Personal Trainers lead and instruct strength training, cardiovascular exercise, stretching and more, working with people of all ages and fitness levels. Personal training is quickly evolving into a recognized and respected part of the health and fitness industry. Critical to the continued growth and development of the profession are the high standards of professional skills and practice. NWCCD’s Personal Trainer Certificate program focuses on the development of professional skills and quality of practice to help you become a certificate Personal Trainer. This program is offered at Sheridan College.


Industry Outlook

From working with athletes and in one-on-one settings to leading group exercises, Personal Trainers are highly skilled and knowledgeable to help clients reach their health and fitness goals. The Personal Training field is growing across the nation. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts 33,500 new jobs will be added to the industry of Personal Training, 13% job growth from 2012-2022.


Careers and Opportunities

Personal Trainers guide and instruct clients through cardiovascular exercise, strength and weight training, and stretching. NWCCD’s Personal Trainer Certificate program follows industry and national standards to prepare you for a career as certified Personal Trainer. With a Personal Trainer Certificate from NWCCD-Sheridan College, you can work as a Personal Trainer in a setting like:

  • Health clubs
  • Fitness centers
  • Spas
  • Rehabilitation centers
  • Gyms
  • Athletic departments
  • Schools and universities
  • Sports teams
  • Resorts
  • Clinics
  • Hospitals
  • Yoga and Pilates studios

Research additional employment information by viewing this program’s gainful employment page.


Students who successfully pass a nationally accredited Personal Training program can work as certified Personal Trainers in Sheridan College’s Fitness Center.


Our Program

Our NWCCD Personal Trainer Certificate program teaches you the fundamental skills and knowledge of personal training, health, fitness, exercise, the human body, and more. Throughout the course of study, you will learn to apply your knowledge and skills in a variety of real-world settings including clinics, fitness centers, and hospitals. As a Personal Trainer student at Sheridan College, our award-winning, expert faculty will guide you through the year long program with courses like Foundations of Exercise Science, Methods of Training and Conditioning, Sports and Exercise Psychology, and more.


NWCCD students who complete this certificate program will be eligible to sit for national exams offered by certifying agencies such as National Council on Strength and Fitness, American Council on Exercise, American College of Sports Medicine, and National Strength and Conditioning Association. This is an ideal option if you are interested in working as a Personal Trainer with clients in a one-on-one setting.


Our passionate faculty will help you develop the skills you need to thrive as a certified Personal Trainer.


Faculty and Community

Our NWCCD Personal Trainer faculty take a holistic approach to instruction. We believe in being architects of opportunity for our learners. We work hard to help you secure internships and service-learning opportunities to enhance your education while expanding and refining your skillset.


Our dedicated faculty at NWCCD include certified personal trainers, group fitness instructors, and healthy lifestyle coaches – all with varied experiences and backgrounds.  The award-winning instructors will teach you the fundamental aspects of personal fitness, health, exercise and more.


NWCCD features on-campus gyms and fitness centers with an array of fitness machines, treadmills, free weights, and balance equipment, providing you opportunities to practice your training skills with clients and students in an ideal setting.


Become a certified Personal Trainer student at Sheridan College. Apply now!

Meet Our Faculty


Northern Wyoming Community College District (NWCCD) is a multi-campus community college serving Sheridan, Campbell, and Johnson Counties.

Sheridan College

1 Whitney Way
Sheridan, WY 82801
Phone: 307-675-0505
Phone: 888-675-0505

Gillette College

300 West Sinclair
Gillette, WY 82718
Phone: 307-681-6000
Phone: 888-681-6070