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Personal training is a flexible career option that is part of a thriving, booming industry. Learn to help clients move away from enduring exercise and strive towards enjoying exercise.

Whether for personal or professional enrichment, this program will set you on a path to providing motivation and education when promoting safe, physical activity. This certificate provides you with a compact but comprehensive overview of fitness theory, resistance training and so much more!

Gain the experience you need to create a solid foundation that your clientele can trust. Led by industry experts and based on national standards, you can expect to learn through hands-on activities. Successful trainers will learn to administer individualized, safe, effective and appropriate exercise by applying current recommended guidelines.

You’ll learn the basic theory behind fitness leadership and explore topics such as anatomy, physiology, applied movement mechanics, principles of training, workout design, basic nutrition, as well as the structure and approach to fitness classes. The structure and approach to fitness classes.

Find employment leading fitness programs within community organizations, gyms or fitness centres. Start your own business in the community or ladder your credentials. Gain additional certifications, including, but not limited to, health and wellness areas such as yoga, sports conditioning and Pilates.


There are no admission requirements for this program.

English is the language of instruction at Assiniboine. All applicants educated outside of Canada or in a country not on the test exempt list are expected to meet the English language proficiency requirement. See for more information.

If you don’t meet these admission requirements please visit our adult learning page for more information on assessment of special circumstances.


This program does not require an application. Courses for this program are available this term. 


Careers & Connections


  • working within community organizations leading fitness programs;
  • employment in gym or fitness centres;
  • or starting your own fitness business in the community.


This program is offered in partnership with the Manitoba Fitness Council.


Courses & Costs

To receive a Registered Personal Trainer document of achievement, students must successfully complete 60 academic hours.

Tuition, fees and Student Association fees total approximately $1,230. These estimated costs do not include the written exam, charged and preformed by the Manitoba Fitness Council.

Course Number
Course Title


Exercise Theory


Resistance Training*


Registered Personal Trainer**

*Requires an exam to be written through Manitoba Fitness Council. 

**Requires a practical evaluation through the Manitoba Fitness Council.

Note: Timelines, applicable industry experience, and teaching methodology will depend on program delivery choice; program information sheets subject to change without notice.

Courses for this program are available this term. 


For more information on the exams/practical evaluation, please contact the Manitoba Fitness Council at 204.235.1245 or email

Fast Facts

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to apply to the Registered Personal Trainer program?

No, an application is not required for this program.

Why are courses not offered every term for this program?

Courses in a program are offered based on several considerations such as, but not limited to, instructor availability, seasonality, demand, etc.

How do I register for courses in the Registered Personal Trainer program?

Students can register online for courses though MyACC Instant enrolment by clicking here.

How much do the exams cost through the Manitoba Fitness Council?

Please contact the Manitoba Fitness Council at 204.234.1245 or email

I've successfully completed the required courses for this program. How do I receive my credential?

Students that have successfully completed all the program requirements can complete an Application to Graduate form and email to to receive their credential.