Personal Trainer Education
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. Sheridan College’s Personal Trainer Education Certificate program focuses on the development of professional skills and quality of practice to help you become a certificate Personal Trainer.
Sheridan College 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.
Why Sheridan College?
- Our Personal Trainer Education certificate is designed to be completed in one year.
- Learn from our award-winning, expert faculty with courses like Foundations of Exercise Science, Methods of Training and Conditioning, Sports and Exercise Psychology, and more.
- Apply your knowledge and skills in a variety of real-world settings including clinics, fitness centers, and hospitals.
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 30,100 new jobs will be added to the industry of personal training, 10% job growth from 2016-2026.
Faculty and Community
Our 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 Sheridan College 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.
Sheridan College 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.
Careers and Opportunities
Personal Trainers guide and instruct clients through cardiovascular exercise, strength and weight training, and stretching. Sheridan College’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 Sheridan College, you can work as a Personal Trainer in a setting like:
- Health Clubs
- Fitness Centers
- Rehabilitation Centers
- Athletic Departments
- Schools and Universities
- Sports Teams
- Yoga and Pilates Studios