Hofstra University Continuing Education

Personal Trainer-Exercise Fitness Specialist Certification Program

Summer  PT Certificate Program Begins June 23, 2020

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For more information, speak to our fitness career advisor Kathy Montalbano:

Do you want to launch a new career in the field of personal training? Are you seeking national certification as a personal trainer-exercise and fitness specialist (CPT-EFS)? Are you already an exercise or fitness professional who wants to take personal training courses to stay up-to-date?

The Academy of Applied Personal Training Education (AAPTE), in alliance with Hofstra Continuing Education, provides a course of study that combines theoretical science and hands-on practical skills training that prepares students for taking the AAPTE CPT-EFS exam.

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Launch Your Career in Fitness in as Little as Six Weeks
When it comes to personal training programs, not all are created equal. The Personal Trainer Course offered at AAPTE will provide you the competitive edge you need to achieve success. Online programs cannot offer the hands-on experience that is needed to prepare you for a successful career as a fitness professional. AAPTE provides you with the strategies you need to get hired and get clients. Obtain first-hand, real-life instruction from a team of specialized instructors and subject matter experts with in-depth experience in their disciplines.

Prepare for the AAPTE CPT-EFS Nationally Accredited exam
  • Participate in collaborative learning experiences.
  • Learn strategies to land a great job as well as tips to launch your own personal training business and get clients.

Personal Trainer/Health Fitness Instructor Certificate Program Highlights
  • Fifty-eight (58) hours of classroom theory (includes 12 hours of anatomy, meeting the prerequisite for AAPTE CPT-EFS exam eligibility), Eighteen (18) hours of hands-on practical skill training taught at a state-of-the-art fitness center. Topics include: pre-exercise screening, fitness assessments, spotting, stretching and resistance training exercise biomechanics.
  • Note: Those with prior coursework in anatomy or a current nationally-accredited personal trainer certification are exempt from this prerequisite course.
  • Optional one-hour review session is offered before each class. Course concludes with a three-hour summary review.
  • Personal training courses are presented by subject matter experts.
  • All course materials and exam fees included
  • Hofstra University Continuing Education – Academy of Applied Personal Training Education certificate of course work completion
  • Approved for veterans’ benefits
  • Interest-free tuition payment plans available

This course is not a requirement to sit for the AAPTE CPT-EFS Exam, but is recommended for those seeking a classroom and practical skill learning experience.

Participation in the Personal Trainer – Exercise and Fitness Specialist course does not guarantee a candidate's success in passing the AAPTE CPT-EFS Exam. Visit aapte.org for exam eligibility requirements.

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Certificate of Course Completion: Upon completion of the program and meeting the attendance requirements (participant may miss only two lectures and one lab class), participants receive a certificate of completion in course work from Hofstra University Continuing Education and the Academy of Applied Personal Training Education. (Certificate is not a certification.)

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