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Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) Certification

Get certified with the most innovative Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) Certification in the industry. 100s of 5-star reviews , 3rd party approved and college-credit worthy , and the only CPT certification included in a true monthly membership (cancel anytime).

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180+ Courses$1200+
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Unlocking the Path to Success: Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) Certification

FAQs

  • Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) Defined: A Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) is a fitness professional dedicated to guiding clients on their journey to better health and fitness. By closely evaluating their fitness levels, setting achievable goals, and crafting personalized exercise programs, CPTs empower individuals to reach their desired fitness outcomes. This involves tailoring exercise routines to match the client's abilities, selecting appropriate exercises, and providing expert guidance to ensure optimal performance.
  • Why Personal Trainers Pursue Certification: Personal trainers are passionate about health, fitness, and athletic performance, aiming to positively impact others' lives. They pursue certification to become recognized experts in their field, equipped with the knowledge to help clients reach their fitness goals. While exercise is accessible to everyone, Certified Personal Trainers (CPTs) adhere to science-backed principles essential for delivering exceptional results and unlocking clients' full potential. It's essential to note that most gyms require certification for employment, and certification is also necessary for obtaining liability insurance .
  • Can You Get Certified Online? Yes, most respected CPT certifications can be earned online. However, not all online programs are equally effective. The Brookbush Institute offers a comprehensive online experience designed for both desktop and mobile devices. Through a blend of video, illustrations, audio, and text formats, we accommodate diverse learning preferences, enabling learners to study anytime, anywhere. Whether you're on the move or at home, our flexible format ensures seamless learning.
  • How long does it take to get certified? Discover the exclusive self-paced Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) Certification program at the Brookbush Institute, where you earn credits with each course completed, and earning 50 credits is all it takes to become certified. There's no overwhelming final exam; instead, you progress through short courses, taking short exams, racking up credits as you go. Our students report an actual 30 - 70 hours of study time (which is similar to other respected programs), and have achieved certification in as little as a week or over the course of a year, relishing the true flexibility in pacing. Beware of certification providers touting self-study but mandating a single final exam. Such exams often expire, and the rush to prepare suggests unavoidable last-minute cramming. Opt for transparency and control with Brookbush Institute.
  • How much does a personal training certification cost? The Brookbush Institute is charging $29.99/month for a higher-quality, all-inclusive, flexible membership plan (cancel anytime), allowing learners to access self-paced education at a cost similar to a Netflix subscription. The rest of the industry is charging between $400.00 - $2200.00 per certification and is often hiding a tremendous number of "post-purchase fees." For more information, check out - How Much Does a Personal Training Certification Cost (Including Hidden Fees)?

The Brookbush Institute Advantage:

  1. Unrivaled Accuracy: The Brookbush Institute stands as the foremost evidence-based education platform in the fitness industry. Committed to excellence, we meticulously curate our courses based on comprehensive reviews of peer-reviewed research. This ensures that our learners receive the most precise and up-to-date information, enhancing their ability to deliver exceptional results.
  2. Tailored for Learning Ease: Our CPT certification sets itself apart by offering a modular approach to learning, with short courses, small exams after each course, and an innovative credit system. These small exams and credits replace the traditional final exam, eliminating the stress of preparing for a single large pass-or-fail test at the end of all coursework. Through a blend of video, illustrations, audio, and text formats, we cater to diverse learning preferences, allowing learners to study anytime, anywhere. Whether on the go or at home, our flexible format ensures uninterrupted learning.
  3. Affordable and Accessible Learning: Brookbush Institute prioritizes affordability and accessibility. Unlike typical course providers, we offer a flexible membership plan (cancel anytime), allowing learners to access self-paced education at a cost similar to a Netflix subscription. Moreover, we constantly enhance the mobile and desktop learning experience, aiming to deliver education on your terms, wherever you are. Our mission is clear: to offer the highest quality education ever delivered and make it accessible to all aspiring CPTs.

Accreditations and Approvals

Brookbush Institute is accredited or approved by the following organizations.

American Council on Education

American Council on Education

The Brookbush Institute’s Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) Certification is one of only 2 personal training certifications to have completed comprehensive, systematic review, by a panel of 3rd party, subject matter experts (peer-review), and who’s course material has been matched to college curriculum and worthy of 3 college credits.

National Academy of Sports Medicine

National Academy of Sports Medicine

Brookbush Institute is recognized by the National Academy of Sports Medicine as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. This logo certifies that this course is pre-approved by the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) for continuing education units (CEU's). 1 course hour is worth 0.1 CEUs with NASM.

National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) preferred provider of continuing education units (CEUs).

  • 1 Credit = 0.1 CEU
American Council on Exercise

American Council on Exercise

This logo certifies that this course is pre-approved by the American Council on Exercise (ACE) for continuing education credits (CEC's). 1 course hour is worth 0.1 CEC's with ACE.

American Council on Exercise (ACE) approved provider  of continuing education credits (CECs).

  • 1 Credit = 0.1 CECs
International Sports Sciences Association

International Sports Sciences Association

This logo certifies that this course is pre-approved by the International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA) for continuing education credits (CEC's).
Note: 1 course hour is worth 1.0 CEC's with ISSA.

International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA) approved provider of continuing education contact hours.

  • 1 Credit = 1 contact hour
See all of our accreditations

Certified Personal Trainer

This certification is worth 60 credits and is broken down into the following modules:

Certified Personal Trainer

50 Credits

Human Movement Specialist

60 Credits

Integrated Manual Therapist

80 Credits

12 credits

Introduction to Functional Anatomy

2 credits

Exercise Physiology

5 credits

Training Goals

6 credits

Strength and Power Progressions

5 credits

Core Progressions

9 credits

Acute Variables

1 credits

Research: Strength and Performance

10 credits

Electives

What our members are saying

Most valuable certificate

The H.M.S. is the most valuable certificate I have earned and was a fraction of the the cost of my others. Define the best bang for your buck!

Haseem Mclean
Haseem Mclean

Well-documented scientific content

I am getting my Master's degree in Kinesiology, and I would like to say that I have benefited greatly from the rich, comprehensive, well-documented scientific content of Brookbush Institute that links theory to practical applications. Proudly I've got my CPT certificate, and I am on my way to get my HMS certificate.

Ahmed Salem
Ahmed Salem

Users can transition seamlessly

Having courses count towards different certifications makes it so users can transition seamlessly from one certification to another. In my case, going from earning the BI CPT to earning the BI HMS was an easy decision and I am proud to have earned both certifications. I have also had the pleasure of going to a Live HMS workshop that was well taught by Instructor Boettcher and that was excellent to see how the methods and techniques are implemented.

Xavier Guzman
Xavier Guzman

Highly recommend

I recently completed the CPT course. It was demanding yet practical. I would highly recommend it for anyone wanting an education about human movement.

Daniel Burnfield
Daniel Burnfield

Most efficient Personal Training Certification

Brookbush is the most efficient Personal Training Certification I have ever come across. All the lessons are well thought out and very straight to the point.

Nathan Libbey
Nathan Libbey

explained in very understandable terms

Challenging concepts are explained in very understandable terms without dumbing down the material, and I find this program to be superior in quality to other personal training programs.

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Popular Courses

Lesson 2: Planes of Motion

Lesson 2: Planes of Motion

This course explains the 3 planes of motion and how they apply to exercise analysis. It includes written definitions, video lectures, illustrations, and learning activities covering the sagittal plane, frontal plane (coronal plane), and transverse plane (horizontal plane), and many examples of exercises in each plane of motion.

1 Credit
Wood Chop Exercise and Progressions

Wood Chop Exercise and Progressions

Wood chop strength training exercises - best progressions for wood chops, cable chops, band chops, and anti-rotation core movements. Core movements for endurance, stability, hypertrophy, and strength and a sample core/oblique routine.

1 Credit
Stability Training

Stability Training

Stability Training: An exercise or rehabilitation program designed to enhance the body's ability to stabilize (maintain or regain balance). A stability training program prioritizes exercise progression over increasing repetitions, sets, load, or speed.

2 Credits
Power (High-velocity) Training: Introduction

Power (High-velocity) Training: Introduction

Introduction to power and high-velocity training - recommended progressions, sets, and repetitions for upper and lower body power and explosive exercise. Muscular, neural, and force requirement between power training, strength training, and Olympic lifting.

3 Credits

Related Articles

The Best Personal Training Certification?

The Best Personal Training Certification?

There are so many problems with the personal training certifications on the market: high prices, poorly taught (or boring) exercise science courses, misleading and/or incorrect information, formats that prevent learning on the go, hidden fees, etc... All of this must make fitness professionals feel like they are trying to choose the right personal trainer certification by selecting the least bad option.

How Much Does a Personal Training Certification Cost (Including Hidden Fees)?

How Much Does a Personal Training Certification Cost (Including Hidden Fees)?

This article will help you choose the right certification by sharing all of the associated costs of the most popular certified personal trainer (CPT) certifications in the fitness industry. This includes the full upfront certification price, hidden fees, and post-purchase costs. We have included as many links as we can to cite where we found this information, but we also dug much deeper.

What is a Fully Accredited Personal Trainer Certification?

What is a Fully Accredited Personal Trainer Certification?

Accreditation should result in CPT certification providers completing 3rd party, systematic, and objective peer review by subject matter experts under the supervision of a national council developed for competency assurance. The review should include all content and exams. While this is the requirement necessary to pass the American Council on Education (ACE) approval, it is not part of the most popular accreditation, the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA).

We Think About Continuing Education Credit Approval (So you don't have to)

We Think About Continuing Education Credit Approval (So you don't have to)

Currently, the only solution we are aware of to reduce the accreditation confusion problem and help our colleagues with their continuing education and certification needs is to build a massive accreditation portfolio. That is, we do the research to determine which accreditations are necessary, acquire as many accreditations as we can to ensure everyone is covered, and ensure that our colleagues can demonstrate continuing education and certification completion with documentation that is accreditor-compliant. 

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