Personal fitness trainer diploma


This 17-week long interactive program will be out of our very multi-functional “classroom”, outfitted with the latest equipment and much open space to put your learnings into practice. Some classes will also take place at various facilities around Calgary and Edmonton.



Exercise Physiology25
Response to Exercise20
Behaviour Theories12
Adherence and Motivation20 
Assessments and Screens40 
Stability and Mobility Training20
Movement Training20
Resistance Training20
Cardiorespiratory Training20
Mind-Body Exercise4
Special Populations4
Musculoskeletal Injuries4
Common Exercises and Machines20
Resume, Interviewing8
Business, Legalities8
Program Design8
Review, Presentations, Exams18


Total: 340 hours, PLUS 42-hour practicum and volunteer assignment.

Intensive: 17 weeks, 5 days a week, 340 hours total

Hands-on: At Elevated Learning Academy we believe in kinesthetic learning. At all points of the course you’ll get to demonstrate and/or practice your learnings. Our facility is multi-faceted and outfitted with all the needed space and equipment to allow for an environment where book knowledge is put into practice.

Interactive: Teaching is based on adult learning principles, which emphasize the accommodation of a variety of learning styles, including discussions, questions, group activities, lecture and individual work.

Small classroom size: Average number of students per class is 15, with the maximum reaching a mere 20.

Expert Instruction: All instructors have both, an educational background in fitness and health, as well as are also current or recent personal fitness trainers themselves.

Practicum and Volunteer placement: Elevated Learning Academy’s practicum program is 42 hours in length, to be completed during and/or after completion of the program. Elevated Learning Academy will assist with students’ practicum and job placements.

Certifications and Credentials: Once students have completed the entire curriculum they will receive a Diploma from Elevated Learning Academy. We’ve also included the CPR/AED certification through the Canadian Red Cross as part of the curriculum. As an educational partner with the American Council on Exercise (ACE), students will also have the chance to write the ACE Personal Trainer Certification examination. Students who pass this examination will earn the Internationally-recognized, ACE Personal Trainer Certification, which is accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA), and is recognized as the largest non-profit  fitness Certification world-wide.