NCCA Accredited 

Certified Personal Training Program

We are British Columbia’s most comprehensive Service, Science & Sales Personal Training Certification Program.

Our Certified Personal Training Program follows an NCCA Accredited CPT curriculum through a 3-section fitness education syllabus. All of our personal training program graduates earn a minimum of 15 hours of in club practical experience and mentorship, get guaranteed job placement with our fitness club partners, fitness CPR & AED Certification*, full access to exclusive online content, and an opportunity to develop further in our partners’ exclusive in house fitness & performance education platform upon successful completion.

Our 7-week Personal Training Career Program includes the following:

Section 1:

Human Sciences & Movement Assessments


  • Learn human body systems and how they relate to exercise.
  • Understand and execute client assessments for physiology, posture and movement.
  • Understand and practically apply human psychology and behavioral change strategies.

Section 2:

Programming & Functional Training


  • Define the levels and phases of the Systems, Sciences and Tools model.
  • Access and understand the use of the PTA Global program design template (100’s of pre-made functional programs) for weight loss, lean body mass, sports conditioning and wellness.
  • Understand the importance of and execute proper dynamic warmup, core, balance and flexibility training as it relates to individual client needs.
  • Recognize the general differences in sensorimotor, force, and power programming to achieve proper progression in client programs.
  • Explain basic training induced adaptations in energy production.
  • Understand and correctly apply cardiovascular training strategies for endurance, stamina and body composition management.
  • Introduction to alternative training methods (battle ropes, TRX, Kettlebells, Foam Rolling etc.)

Section 3A:

Nutrition & Special Populations


  • Define and describe basic nutritional concepts including energy balance management.
  • Identify macronutrient food sources.
  • Apply behavioral change strategies to facilitate nutritional success.
  • Describe safe and effective use of exercise methods and effective program design for various populations including; older adult, youth, pregnancy and group training.

Section 3B:

Business Practices


  • Learn effective client interaction and communication skills.
  • Practically apply the client intake assessment process.
  • Learn about opportunities in the industry, set personal goals and understand the importance of professional development to see success.
  • Understand the consultative sales process.
  • Learn the principles of organization to business planning.
  • Leveraging social media as a personal trainer
  • Business planning, marketing and advertising. Keys to client retention.

Special note to PTAG – CPT program Students

The CPR & AED course is mandatory in order to sit for your certification exam. If students have a current CPR & AED valid for a minimum of 1 calendar year, they are permitted to miss this day of class pending confirmation from the Program Coordinator.