The Leading Personal Training School in New England.

Want to become a certified Personal Trainer in an interactive environment? If you answered yes, then this is the course for you! Join AAPT for our 300-Hour instructor-led Personal Training certification 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!

 Who Will Benefit 

Aspiring Personal Trainers

Set yourself apart by attending AAPT’s Hands-On CPT 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
12 weeks
Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs

Upcoming Dates:

Summer 2022- 6/13/22 – 9/06/22

Cost: $6,100.00 $5,800.00

Memorial Day Weekend Sale!

Take $300 Off Tuition when you book an Enrollment Appointment by June 3rd, 2022!

Book an Enrollment Appointment

Flexible financing Available
Learn More

Part-Time Night
25 weeks
Mon, Tues, Wed

Upcoming Dates:

Fall 2022- 10/2022 – 03/2023
Spring 2023 – 04/2023 – 10/2023

Cost: $6,100.00

Flexible financing Available
Learn More

Get Started

Part-Time Weekend
25 weeks
every Sat; every other Sun

Upcoming Dates:

Fall 2022- 09/10/2022 – 02/2023
Spring 2023 – 03/2023 – 08/2023

Cost: $6,100.00

Flexible financing Available
Learn More

Get Started

 What You'll Learn 

Science-Based Foundational 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, no matter which route you choose.

 About the Instructors 

Mark Samara

Background Education:
Bachelor of Science, Philosophy
University of Massachusetts
Amherst, Massachusetts

National Academy of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainer

Nutrition: Nutrient Timing for Peak Performance

CPR/AED Certification
American Heart Association

Myofu An School of Bujutsu

MA-DPL Approved Instructor
Massachusetts Division of Professional Licensure

Ted Bertini

Background Education:
Master of Science, Clinical Exercise Physiology
Northeastern University
Boston, Massachusetts

Bachelor of Science, Health Education
University of Lowell
Lowell, MA

National Academy of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainer

YMCA Certifications/Credentials
Principles of Strength & Conditioning Instructor
Personal Trainer
Personal Fitness Director
Strength Training Instructor
Healthy Back Instructor

AHA-CPR/AED Instructor Certification
American Heart Association
BPI for Health Care Providers

MA-DPL Approved Instructor
Massachusetts Division of Professional Licensure

 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.

NCCA Accredited Certification

AAPT is an academic partner of the National Academy of Sports Medicine, NASM. NASM is one of the most well known NCCA accredited exams within the US. With a pass rate of 100% for the past academic year, our graduates are well prepared to take the NASM exam if they choose. AAPT-NASM graduates will also be awarded a Certificate of Academic Distinction representing the hands-on training they have completed.

 Course Curriculum 

Introduction and History of Fitness
Nutrition: Bioenergetics
Into to Assessments
Anatomy: Into 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
Department of Education
Precision Nutrition