The Leading Personal Training School in New England.

Want to become an educated Personal Trainer in an interactive environment? If you answered yes, then this is the course for you! Join AAPT for our 200-Hour instructor-led Personal Training course. Interact with fellow students, get practical hands-on experience, ask questions, and receive instructor feedback. Become a qualified and educated Personal Trainer with AAPT!

*The Foundations Personal Training Course is not required to enroll into the Master Personal Training Course

 Who Will Benefit 

Aspiring Personal Trainers

Set yourself apart by attending AAPT’s Hands-On Personal Training Course. If you’re in search of a successful career as a Personal Trainer or hoping to enhance your current skillset, attending AAPT is the best step you can take.

Hands-On Learners

Practice in a real gym with real people, receive individual feedback from instructors in real time, gain confidence in your future profession and graduate with hours of practical Personal Training experience.

Looking for Employment

Attend quarterly career fairs where employers are recruiting AAPT graduates. Receive in-person feedback and assistance with your fitness resume and become a part of AAPT’s extensive Health & Fitness network.




Full-Time Day
2 months
Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs
9:00am – 3:30pm

Upcoming Dates:

Summer 2024 06/17/2024 – 08/15/2024

(No class the week of July 4th)

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Book an Enrollment Appointment

Book an Enrollment Appointment to reserve your spot

Required to enroll: High school level graduation or equivalent

Part-Time – Hybrid
6 months
Virtual: every Tues & Thurs from 6pm-8pm (recorded)
In-person: 1 weekend a month from 9am-4pm

Upcoming Dates:

Summer 2024: 6/4/2024 – 10/2024

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Required to enroll: High school level graduation or equivalent

 What You'll Learn 

Science-Based Material

Based on the most up-to-date exercise science research, AAPT will give you the skills to work with a wide variety of clients.

How to be a Safe and Effective Personal Trainer

Learn how to work with clients from start to finish. You’ll be able to assess client capabilities, help them set specific and meaningful goals, and develop a fitness and nutrition program that will allow them to be successful.

The Business of Personal Training

Explore your fitness career options at AAPT. These can range from joining an established team at a gym to building your own independent business. Learn about the unique challenges of training; including sales, marketing, and programming. We will help you make your training business successful.

 What You'll Receive 

Job Placement Resources & Network

AAPT graduates are highly sought after in the fitness world. AAPT provides weekly emails with job postings and career opportunities. Take advantage of our quarterly career fairs, resume help, and interview preparation. Upon graduation, you will be able to work with AAPT network throughout your career as a Personal Trainer.

AAPT Diploma

Employers and clients prefer an AAPT Diploma based on the extensive curriculum and hands-on learning experience it represents. AAPT is proud to have a strong reputation in the industry.

Additional Personal Training Certification

With One of Our Academic Partners

 AAPT is an Academic Partner of the National Academy of Sports Medicine, NASM and the American Council on Education, ACE.  *The NASM and ACE tests must be purchased separately. The Pass Rate for AAPT Graduates taking the NASM exam in 2022 is 100%.

 Course Curriculum 

Introduction and History of Fitness
Nutrition: Bioenergetics
Intro to Assessments
Anatomy: Intro and Upper Body
Physiology: Muscular System
Physiology: Cardiorespiratory System
Anatomy: Lower Body
Anatomy: Spine and Core
Program Design
Program Enhancement (specific exercise techniques)
Business / Behavior