How to Become a Personal Trainer

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You’re one step closer to becoming a personal trainer!

Take your passion for health and fitness and turn it into one of the most exciting and dynamic careers – personal training! As a personal trainer you will be a central figure in helping others achieve their health and fitness goals.

With ACSM’s industry-leading science, professional resources, and employer partners, we are with you every step of the way on your journey to becoming a personal trainer! 



Job outlook

As businesses, health care and insurance organizations continue see the massive benefits of health fitness programs, personal training is poised to have steep (13%) job growth through 2028. While the median salary for personal trainers is $39,820/yr (or $19.15/hr), you have the potential to make much more with ACSM’s employer partners


What to consider when choosing a certifying body

Trying to figure out which certifying body is right for you can be downright intimidating. There are a few things to consider: Is it accredited? How much is it going to cost to get certified and maintain the certification? What is the company’s reputation with employers? Lastly, how is the certifying body going to help me grow professionally as personal trainer over time?

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There's certification, and then there's ACSM certification

ACSM, the recognized leader in exercise science, is also the most respected certifying body in the world. With 50,000 members and certified professionals worldwide, you'll have something no other organization can offer, the backing of the best exercise scientists, researchers, authors, educators and trainers. 

ACSM members literally write the books on exercise science and the resources candidates study for certification. Together, our people, expertise and resources will provide you with the unparalleled support you'll need to get and stay ACSM certified. 

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