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Personal Trainer – Certificate


Personal Trainer


The Personal Trainer certificate program requires 34 credit hours and prepares students for a career in personal training or group fitness training. Upon successful completion of the program, students will be prepared to sit for the American Council on Exercise (ACE) personal trainer certification exam.

What You Can Do

The Personal Fitness Trainer Certificate is designed to prepare students for a variety of fields in the Health and Wellness Industry.


  • Personal Trainer

Earning Potential

Example: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, at Fitness Trainers and Instructors : Occupational Outlook Handbook: : U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (

Modes of Instruction
Learn more about the modes of instruction offered at John A. Logan College.

Program Details

PED 2023


ORI 100College 1011
BIO 105Humans in Society4
PED 126Beginning Weight Training1
ALH 101Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation1
PED 149Intro to Personal Training3
PED 151Fitness Assessment & Program Design3
PTR 250Personal Training Beginner Practicum4


SPM 101Intro to Sport Management3
PSY 132Psychology3
HTH 100Nutrition3
PED 152Group Fitness Instruction3
PTR 251ACE Certification Prep1
PTR 252Personal Training Advanced Practicum4

Total Hours for Degree34

The Personal Trainer Certificate is a minimum of 34 credit hours. Please use our Tuition and Fees page to calculate your approximate cost.

*Students will be responsible for additional classroom materials and tools.

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John A Logan College is accredited through the Higher Learning Commission. For more information on programs with specialized accreditations please visit Programs with Specialized Accreditations – John A. Logan College (

John A Logan offers a seamless transfer to the next step in your educational journey for many of our programs. Our academic programs prepare you for what you will need to transfer to a four-year college or university. When you have selected the college where you would like to transfer, it is important to review their specific admission and course requirements. John A Logan College has many articulation agreements with various colleges.

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  • Apply appropriate fitness principles to design safe and effective exercise sessions.
  • Model and utilize appropriate fitness principles when serving as an instructor to individuals and small groups.
  • Demonstrate effective communication skills and teaching strategies when working with individuals and small groups.

Personal Trainer Faculty Contact

Rebecca Corbit

Department Chair of Life & Physical Science, Assistant Professor of Biology

Phone: (618) 985-2828 Ext. 8419