PFT 101

Personal Fitness Training Online



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.

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Required Course Pack:

  • PFT 101 Practical Lab Kit: 
    • 4 oz Sweet Almond Oil
    • 2 Glass Roll-on Bottles
    • 5 ml bottles of the following essential oils: Organic Bay Laurus nobilis (L.), Organic Black Pepper Piper nigrum (L.), Organic Ginger Zingiber officinale (Roscoe), Organic Juniper Berry Juniperus communis (L.)
  • Online Materials and Library Resources (OMLR)

Required Textbooks: 

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Last updated 11/4/19/19


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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Admissions Requirements:

Minimum of a high school diploma or equivalency and recommendation for admission by the ACHS Admissions Committee.

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