Welcome to the BC Personal Training Institute

BCPTI was founded in 2013 because we saw the need to provide a better education for prospective personal trainers. By providing classroom and in-gym training you’ll be well versed in both the scientific and practical approach to personal training.

Becoming a certified personal trainer means you’ve committed to making a difference in your community.  We provide you with a world-class evidence-based training model that prepares you to step into the real-world fitness industry and begin helping clients right away!

 BCPTI certifies our students through the elite PTA Global certification. We are the exclusive Canadian partner of PTA Global – a certification accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) and globally recognized. PTA Global is the 1st PT Certification in the world to be collaboratively developed by 24 of the world’s most influential and progressive Health and Fitness educators.


Are you passionate about health and fitness? Then make it a career! The demand for Personal Trainers is at an all time high. Join this growing industry and become a fitness leader today. Our program is designed to get you ready for a fast-paced, client-oriented and ever-evolving workplace. Our instructors work as personal trainers, and our classes blend learning the curriculum with lots of hands-on practical experience including assessments, movement coaching, workouts and peer practice.


Service, Science and Sales: this simple formula is designed to help our students succeed in the workplace. Each student will be taught the science behind personal training, how to create an exceptional client experience and learn how to employ consultative sales techniques. Learn how to gain, train and retain clients and build a successful training career.

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Here’s what our graduates have to say about BCPTI

“Words cannot express how empowering, educated and supportive the team is at BCPTI! If you have a passion for fitness then this is the team and school for you. The instructors are all incredible personal trainers but also have a lot of skills as educators. They are great mentors, pouring all their energy into helping you understand the knowledge, practice the skills trainers need in the job and helping build your confidence throughout the 7 weeks! Plus, after you finish the program, there are lots of opportunities to continue learning with the team so you get to develop throughout your career with the same team of educators!


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“My experience with BCPTI was incredible from start to finish. The coordination and organization was spot on! The content of the course gave me the tools to go into the industry and see success. The instructors have such in-depth knowledge and passion for education. Between the online content and live classes, they used multiple learning styles and there was a lot of hands-on practical time so I felt inspired, challenged and supported throughout the whole experience. When I stepped into the gym I felt confident in my skills and I also took advantage of the continuing education offered by the same instructors. Thank you BCPTI!”


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“It feels amazing to be around people that are into the same passion and mind set that you are. I enjoyed the diversity within my classmates – it’s amazing to be in a room with people that share a love for fitness but all want to express it in different ways. To all the teachers: thank you so much for making this program about the success of the ongoing trainers. It astonished me how you guys cared so much about us. Highly recommend this program for people wanting to excel in their fitness goals, learn more about fitness, or expand their knowledge and obtain a career within the field. Thank you guys for this opportunity!”


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“My experience at BCPTI went so far beyond my expectations, and enrolling was definitely one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. I went into the course with zero background in any sort of sports or fitness related education, but the material was presented in a way that was very approachable for all students, regardless of previous knowledge. Huge shoutout to the instructors for not only being great teachers, but for providing an amazing class environment filled with support and motivation. I’ve learned SO much over these past seven weeks, and I’m so grateful that I had this opportunity! Thank you, BCPTI!”


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