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Fitness and Personal Training

Get the foundations of fitness with our online personal trainer course offered through Ed2Go Online Careers. The course is certified by the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), and will help you reach your first-level goal. Prepare for the NASM certification exam over the next six months to complete your second-level goal, and be on your way to becoming a personal trainer.

The second part of the class takes place in-person at the Institute of Community Wellness and Athletics for in-class instruction. Here, you will gain the skills to work with clients to create effective fitness plans, and learn to properly evaluate your clients' individual needs.

Steps for Success

  1. Enroll in Online course by March 1, 2017
  2. Fill out CE Fitness Trainer Clinic form, and submit to by April 3, 2017
  3. Enroll in course 38231 - Accelerated Fitness Trainer Clinic
  4. Study hard
  5. Set up NASM exam (included in tuition with Online course)
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This online program will help you pass the NASM exam and earn your NASM Certified Personal Trainer certification, one of the most respected certifications in the fitness industry. Read More...

Online Class

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Online Registration only available for Credit Card purchases. All other forms of payment must be completed over the phone, or in person.
Register by Phone at (505) 277-0077 | M-F 8am-5pm Except UNM Holidays
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Health coaching is an expanding professional service in health and wellness. As a promising strategy for helping patients make lifestyle changes, as a health coach you can aid in prevention or management of chronic conditions; such as diabetes or autoimmune disorders. Working alongside a medical professional, a health coach will enhance a patient's ability for goal-setting, improves behaviors related to nutrition, weight management, and medication adherence. This course will prepare you to become certified by the American Council on Exercise (ACE). You will receive the ACE Health Coach Manual with practical application of the skills you are learning. The ACE Health Coach exam voucher is included in the tuition.

Note: The ACE Health Coach exam voucher is included in the tuition.

38228 | $1995

Health Coach for ACE Certification - SUA-PD

6/20/17 - 8/1/17
Tue, Thu 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM and Sat 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM (18 Session Total)
Jonathan Smith, RD, LD
Institute of Community Wellness and Athletics

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Register by Phone at (505) 277-0077 | M-F 8am-5pm Except UNM Holidays
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You are well on your way as a fitness or sports professional. With your CPT credential or as you prepare for certification by completing a current personal trainer course, learn the direct client skills to bring your training in line with application. Your prior knowledge of human movement science, will focus these hands-on skills in a 4-day clinic with practical experience necessary to perform assessments, create individualized programs including nutrition, and behavior modification and progress your clients to their goals. New skills can be applied quickly to build clientele and increase revenue. Note: Your application must be submitted prior to enrolling. Prerequisites for verification are to be 18 year or older, current certification as personal trainer or current or completed enrollment in personal trainer course, current CPR card and a resume.

Note: NOTE: This course is eligible for UNM Tuition Remission under Professional Development. Application is required for enrollment. Call CE Registration at 277-0077 ext. 1 once application has been accepted.

38231 | TBA

Accelerated Fitness Trainer Clinic


This class will be scheduled on a future date. Please check with the Health and Wellness Professions Program Supervisor for more information.
Register by Phone at (505) 277-0077 | M-F 8am-5pm Except UNM Holidays
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Quick Facts

Employment Data for Fitness Trainers/Instructors
2012 Median Pay $31,720 per year
$15.25 per hour
Entry Level Education High school diploma or equivalent
Work Experience in a Related Occupation None
On-the-Job Training Short-term on-the-job training
Number of Jobs, 2012 267,000
Job Outlook, 2012-22 13% (average)

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UNM Tuition Remission

UNM Staff, Faculty and Retirees: You may use your Tuition Remission for all Professional Development classes.

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