Become a Certified Personal Fitness Trainer in Four Months!

On-site, Hands-on Comprehensive Career Training.  This program prepares you for work in the fitness and health promotion fields.  This includes the health club and fitness center industry.  You will become a Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) and be eligible to become a nationally board certified personal trainer.

  • Master the basics: understand muscle physiology and body mechanics, fitness principles and assessment, strength and endurance training, and nutrition and weight management.
  • Get advanced training:  develop fitness programs and dietary / exercise prescriptions, learn how to use machines, apply specificity training, and address injury prevention.
  • Widen your horizons:  learn legal and business aspects, including client screening and consultations, record keeping, and designing corporate health / wellness programs.
  • Become versatile, and more employable:  learn to deal with different customers, including athletes and people with special needs.
  • Personalize your training through specialized workouts in tai chi, Pilate's, yoga, etc.

The BHA difference: learn by doing

Our Personal Trainer Program, like all other programs at BHA, is hands-on.  This means you will graduate with practical, real-world knowledge that you can put to immediate use.  You will achieve this through a combination of lectures and intensive hands-on training, meant to demonstrate and reinforce what you are taught in class.  This hands-on approach is just one of the things that sets BHA apart from other schools.  At BHA, we teach what works!

Why Choose Blue Heron Academy?

  • Low-cost, fast-track state licensed educational programs.
  • Train while you keep your present job.  Day and evening classes with flexible formats.
  • Financial Assistance: Many options and experienced staff to assist you.
  • Competency-based education.  Breadth and depth of subject matter.
  • Small Class Size:  At Blue Heron Academy, you won't get lost in the crowd!  Our class sizes are small so you can get the personalized attention you deserve.
  • Quality instruction from licensed practitioners.  Train in a clinical practice.
  • Career Placement:   Experienced staff will help you find a job upon graduation.
  • Extensive hands-on training.  Learn by doing, and learn what works.
  • Licensed by the Michigan Office of Secondary Education.  Affiliation with hospitals and colleges.
  • Join thousands of successful graduates who have trained with us since 1980.



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