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Personal Training

Certificate - 16 credits
Offered: On-Campus


Become a personal trainer and work in a variety of health and fitness settings! The personal trainer program at Lake Superior College in Duluth, MN will prepare you to take national certification exams in the fields of exercise and sport science. Including the entry-level National Council on Strength and Fitness (NSFC) certification exam.

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Below you will find the Career Field and Career Cluster that this program is related to. Learn more about if this career area fits your interests!

Is Health Science right for you?

Health science workers promote health and wellness. They diagnose and treat injuries and disease. As a physician, dentist, or nurse, you could work directly with patients. You could also work in a laboratory to get information used in research or provide administrative support by keeping medical records.

Skills & Knowledge

  • Learn to assess individual’s level of physical fitness
  • Demonstrate safe and effective methods of exercise
  • Motivate individuals to begin and continue healthy behaviors
  • Learn about anatomy and physiology, kinesiology, nutrition, health, psychology, as well as coursework on various sports and training techniques

Plan Your Education

The Program Guide is a tool to help you map out how to successfully get your degree at Lake Superior College.

Program Guide

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Tuition and Fees

The personal trainer degree may be completed in 1 year if prerequisites are complete.

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