Personal Fitness Trainer

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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.

Personal Fitness Trainer Certificate Info & Requirements

The PFT certificate is a high quality program that has directly impacted my ability to think critically about human development, healthy lifestyles, and muscle imbalances. The program has a cohort feel and professors make all courses apply to real life


Who is this certificate for?

  • Those who are interested in human movement, fitness, or physical activity
  • Students passionate about promoting safe and effective methods of exercise and/or physical activity
  • Completing the Health & Wellness, BAS degree at Bellevue College
  • Those looking to transfer to a 4 year exercise science, pre-physical therapy, or athletic training degree
  • Students looking to enroll in a Wa State Kinesiology program 
  • Work as a personal trainer while completing your two or 4 year degree!

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

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Fitness Center

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The BC Fitness Center is staffed by personal fitness trainer staff and students to create a educational and inclusive space for health and wellness activities. Talk with a trainer on your next visit about how you can get involved in the Personal Fitness Trainer program yourself.

Last Updated November 8, 2019