The Personal Fitness Trainer Certificate is designed to prepare students for a variety of fields in the Health and Wellness Industry.
Upon completion of the 19 credit program students may elect to enter the workforce as a Fitness Trainer or go on to pursue a two or four-year degree in Recreation, Health, Sports Medicine, Exercise Science or a Teacher Certification program. The 19 credit curriculum prepares students to test for a Personal Training certification from a national organization such as ACSM, NSCA, ACE, or NASM.
The optional Associate of Arts and Science Direct Transfer Degree program at Bellevue College provides students with a seamless transition to specific University programs in Washington State while providing exposure to opportunities in these growing fields.
Here is a recommended schedule for completing the Personal Fitness Trainer certificate program in two quarters. Some classes are available other quarters and there is no requirement to complete this certificate in two quarters. Please meet with an advisor to discuss your academic plan and career goals.
- Prerequisite for PE 228 Life Fitness Internship
- Prerequisite is completion of PE 236 with a B- or better, or with permission from the instructor
Where do Fitness Trainers work?
- Commercial Fitness Clubs
- Personal Training Studios
- Community centers
- Wellness centers
- Corporate Health Centers
- Physical education instructor
- University/College Recreation Centers
The Personal Fitness Trainer certificate program can also be taken simultaneously with the course requirements for a science transfer degree for Exercise Science, Nutrition, Athletic Training, and Sports Medicine.
How do I apply for a Certificate at upon completion of the Personal Fitness Trainer program?
Application for Completion of Certification that can be found at
Last Updated November 15, 2018