About the qualification

The Certified Personal Trainer course is designed for people who are interested in a career in fitness or those who want to train for improved personal fitness and exercise performance.

Working as a personal trainer is a very rewarding career and it provides a wide range of opportunities for working in the following areas:

In a fitness centre or personal training studio

Personal Training services within a resort or hotel

With professional sports teams and athletes

Many Personal Trainers have the flexibility of working their own hours with payment rates based on the services they provide.

By completing this qualification, you’ll also be opening up opportunities as a fitness professional across South-East Asia and around the world, including a potential pathway to work in Australia.

Delivery & Timeframes

The Certified Personal Trainer course is completed as a combination of online study and practical placement within a suitably equipped fitness facility.

The course has been designed to be completed in a 3 to 6-month timeframe, commencing whenever it suits you. The hours of study are flexible and you can fit it in around your other commitments.

You’ll have access to an extensive range of learning resources including interactive presentations, videos and reference materials. You can contact our student support team as often as you like if you require assistance.

Throughout your course, you will cover a range of helpful topics that will equip you with all the required skills and knowledge to become a qualified Group Exercise Instructor AND Personal Trainer.

The course is assessed via a Final Exam including multiple-choice and short-written response questions.

There are no minimum timeframes which means you can work through it as quickly as you like. You have up to 12 months to complete the Certificate if needed.


What Topics Are Included In The Course?

There are 6 sections in the Certificate as follows:

  1. Course Introduction
  2. Anatomy & Physiology
  3. Client Screening and Assessment
  4. Exercise Programming & Instruction for Individuals & Groups
  5. Nutrition For Health & Fitness
  6. Final Examination

What’s Involved In The Final Examination?

The Final Exam will test your knowledge, skills and understanding of key concepts within the Certified Personal Trainer Course, with the requirement to attain a score of 75% pass grade.

This examination consists of 77 multiple choice, matching and fill-in-the-blank questions, as well as 8 short answer written responses. You will have a total time limit of 3 hours to complete the exam.

You will be provided with the opportunity to reattempt the entire examination again for free. However, if unsuccessful after the second attempt, a fee of $100 SGD will apply.

It’s also recommended that you check whether your country has registration, accreditation and insurance requirements for personal trainers. These additional requirements may be needed prior to you commencing work as a personal trainer.

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