Personal Fitness Training - PFT 101

Personal Fitness Training
Integrative Health
Course Number
PFT 101


PFT 101 Personal Fitness Training is based on the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) training model. In this course, you will study a systematic approach to program design with exercise program guidelines and variables; protocols for building stabilization, strength, and power programs. You will learn how to conduct individualized assessments, and design safe, effective and individualized exercise and conditioning programs which are scientifically valid and based on clinical evidence to clients with no medical or special needs.

This course is designed to prepare students to sit for the NASM Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) exam. The CPT exam requires that students also have a CPR/AED certification. CPR/AED certifications are accepted from the American Heart Association, American Red Cross, American Safety and Health Institute, St. John Ambulance, Emergency Care & Safety Institute or Emergency Medical Technician. Before taking the CPR/AED from another provider, please contact NASM to confirm acceptance. Learn more online at


Meets education requirements for the NASM Certified Personal Trainer Exam -
Exam candidates must also have a CPR/AED certification to sit the NASM exam

Learning Outcomes

Describe concepts and structures of anatomy, understand functions of exercise physiology, and comprehend principles of human movement science.
Perform, integrate, and report subjective, objective, movement, and postural assessment.
Provide exercise technique and training instructions.
Design a client-specific program based upon assessment results.
Convey basic nutritional concepts, weight management concepts, and nutritional guidelines for enhancing athletic performance.
Facilitate client goal setting strategies and procedures.
Implement lifestyle and behavioral coaching strategies.
Describe and uphold National Academy of Sports Medicine Code of Professional Conduct.

Maximum Enrollment: 30 students

Required Materials (Course Pack)

The Required Materials cost (Course Pack)—including standard shipping within the United States—is $170.50. This includes:

  • Online Materials and Library Resources (OMLR) $115
  • Lab Kit

Get the most up to date information about required textbooks for this class, including ISBN, edition and price, by visiting our Required Textbooks page

Total Course Price: $975 (3 credits x $325 per credit) + $170.50 Course Pack + $88.95 Textbooks = $1,234.45

Does not include Registration Fee, which is $200 per program or $30 per credit if enrolling in single courses.

* You may always elect to buy or rent your textbooks/ebooks new or used. However, when choosing to purchase college textbooks and supplementary materials outside the College store, please use caution to ensure you purchase the correct version of required materials.

Optional Recommended Reading

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Last updated 7/22/18


1. Information listed as published on the NASM website on 11/30/16. Please refer to or contact NASM directly for more information about exam eligibility and requirements.

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