Personal fitness trainer diploma


UPCOMING CALGARY PROGRAM DATES: January 29, 2018 – June 1, 2018


Enrolling in Calgary‘s Personal Fitness Trainer Diploma program will enable you to enter the fitness industry faster and more successfully than you’ve ever imagined!

The program includes 340 hours of in-person instruction (30% of which are delivered on a fitness floor), CPR/AED Certification, a 36-hour practicum, and even an internationally-recognized fitness certification that will enable you to work abroad.

Classes run over a period of an intensive 17 weeks (4 months), after which you will be assisted with practicum and job placement. More info is available here.




With multiple start dates per year and flexible admission requirements, enrolment is easy! In addition to enrolling you into the program, we’ll also help with applying for government funding, offer a tour of our facility and help you answer questions about your own journey into the exciting industry of fitness. Set up your enrolment appointment today!

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We provide more than just a quality, in-depth, education. We also prepare our students for the launch of their new careers; assist them with everything from resume development to connecting them with employers of their interest. Our dedicated staff ensure that all graduates have many opportunities to interact with employers and land their dream job.

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Elevated Learning Academy Inc. has been the most active fitness educator in Alberta in recent years. Since opening its doors in 2011, ELA has had a great deal of students pass through its doors, and join the fitness industry as thriving Personal Fitness Trainers. Our graduates have seen success within organizations large and small, as well as thriving entrepreneurs.


Calgary Personal Fitness Trainer Course


Become a Certified Personal Fitness Trainer in Calgary… in four months.

Elevated Learning Academy is Calgary’s only vocational college, specializing in fitness education courses. Our institution is licensed and designated with the Alberta government, a process ensuring that our students receive the highest quality education and are eligible for all government student loan and grant programs.

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Elevated Learning Academy
305 – 4014 MacLeod Trail SE, Calgary, Alberta
403-802-0933 or 1-888-544-5573

The fitness industry, and personalized fitness training are both experiencing huge growth. People are becoming considerably more aware of their physical fitness (or lack there of) due to widespread media attention on the growing issue of obesity. Television shows like The Biggest Loser, have never been more popular. Demographic changes, such as the aging of baby boomers, also attribute a great deal to this growth. Today’s adults are considered to be the most affluent, and health conscious population of the last century. As more and more 55-65 year-olds enter retirement, they’re seeking ways to stay young, and have the disposable income to spend on their health.

Four Month Personal Fitness Trainer Diploma Course
We offer a concise, compact, and efficient Personal Fitness Trainer course. In this very intense 4-month course, students learn everything they need to be a personal trainer, without spending additional class time learning unnecessary things related to the profession, things that might be nice to know,but are clearly not required. Similar Personal Fitness Trainer courses are delivered over a two-year period, and are not nearly as hands-on or as industry-specific as Elevated Learning Academy’s. In our four-month Personal Fitness Trainer course, students are able learn the theory behind personal training, andapply that theory in practice, in an actual gym setting. Approximately 40% of our curriculum is hands-on, practical application.

Our Calgary Personal Fitness Trainer Course Appeals To A Wide Range Of Students
Our classroom has students from all types of backgrounds, ages, experiences, and family structures. Due to our convenient schedule (only morning classes, or only evening classes), many of our students are able to work part-time, and even full-time, while attending classes. We have students who are recent high-school graduates, all the way through to semi-retirees looking for a fun retirement profession. The average age of our students is 30 years old, including parents, as well as singles. If you’d like to meet some of our students, we invite you to visit us in our Calgary classroom and sit in one of our classes.

Please call 403-802-0933 or 1-888-544-5573 to set up a day where you can sit in on a class.

Additional Personal Fitness Trainer Certifications Included In Our Course
Another unique feature of our course is the greater number of certifications and designations that our students graduate with, in comparison to other academic institutions. Our students don’t just graduate with a Diploma in Personal Fitness Training, they also receive an internationally recognized Personal Fitness Training Certification through the American Council on Exercise as well as their CPR/AED Certification through the Canadian Red Cross. Preparations and examinations for these additional certifications are included in the curriculum, course length, and cost. So no additional time or money need be spent to acquire them. There’s no other Personal Fitness Trainer course in Alberta that includes these additional certifications within its’ classes. Other schools require that students spend extra time and money obtaining additional certifications prior to them being able to start their careers in the Fitness Industry… our Calgary Personal Fitness Trainer Course is all inclusive.

Our course curriculum is very comprehensive, covering;

  • anatomy
  • physiology
  • kinesiology
  • psychology
  • machines and exercises
  • special populations
  • program design
  • and mind-body training

In addition to the above, we also ensure that our students are prepared to successfully launch their careers, whether that be through traditional employment or self-employment, by including helpful courses. In order to do this effectively, we’ve integrated appropriate course topics;

  • resume-design
  • interviewing skills
  • business planning
  • legal guidelines
  • professional responsibilities
  • effective communication
  • and sales and marketing

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Elevated Learning Academy
305 – 4014 MacLeod Trail SE, Calgary, Alberta
403-802-0933 or 1-888-544-5573

To even better connect our students to employers, we do a number of things: Throughout the course, we match interested students with hiring employers by sending the employers our students’ resumes and making email introductions. We also invite employers into the classroom to meet with students, and to inform students about their organizations, as well as their own career paths. Many of these classroom visits turn into mini recruitment fairs, as they enable employers to personally meet the students and pass out business cards to interested applicants. Calgary employers we’ve had in the classroom include; Glencoe Club, Calgary Winter Club, World Health, Goodlife, SpaLady, Gold’s Gym, 360Fitness, Body Be Fit, Fit 4 Life, Multi Sport Fitness, Survivor Bootcamp, and many more.

Our Calgary Personal Fitness Training course instructors are all practicing personal trainers
Every day they’re able to bring real life experience into the classroom, and relate to the students on a level that most academia cannot. Through their current involvement in the industry, they also are up to date on all the current trends and certifications, allowing them to provide effective guidance and support to our students, as they enter their new careers.

Interested applicants are more than welcome to contact the Calgary campus for an information appointment. We’d be happy to provide prospective students with more information about our training and the industry as a whole. You can book an appointment by calling 403-802-0933, or emailing By coming in for an information appointment, you’ll also get to view our Calgary campus, and possibly meet some of our students and instructors.

We look forward to hearing from you.

ELA_Logo_2013Personal Fitness Trainer Diploma – Calgary
Elevated Learning Academy
305 – 4014 MacLeod Trail SE, Calgary, Alberta
403-802-0933 or 1-888-544-5573