Personal Training course

A personal trainer guiding a trainee in a gym

Personal Trainer – a term used to describe professionals who work with clients to improve their physical and mental well-being. Some trainers have a four-year Kinesiology degree, while others have spent a lifetime working out in a gym.

Course overview

Course overview

This 32-hour course gives personal trainers the minimum requirement to be registered with the BCRPA upon successful completion of the Personal Trainer exam. This course should be supplemented by the Nutrition Knowledge and Techniques in Fitness Assessment courses. The Personal Trainer course covers both marketing and business concepts together with fitness assessment, health screening, risk management, program design and ethics.

Course requirements

Course requirements

Prerequisites
Full registration as a Weight Training Instructor with the BCRPA which includes successful completion of the following:

  • Registered as a Fitness Leader with the BCRPA
  • Fitness Theory Course 
  • 1-year Fitness Registration with the BCRPA
  • Weight Training Instructor Course 
  • Weight Training Instructor Competency Evaluation (ICE Package) Completion 

Students will be ready to write the BCRPA Personal Training exam after completing this course.

Note 
Come dressed in fitness wear for the first class.

Cost

Cost

The cost of the in-person Personal Training Module is $543 and it includes:

  • Personal Training Course
  • NSCA's Essentials of Personal Training textbook

All program/course fees are subject to change.

Intakes & Schedule

Intakes & Schedule

Module: Personal Training
Term: Summer 2024
Start date: Wed, July 3, 2024
End date: Wed, August 14, 2024
A to Z: Personal Training (CRN 21041) 
Personal Training Course (CRN 21042):

  • Wed, July 3 (6:30pm – 9:30pm)
  • Sat, July 6 (9am – 12pm ICE REVIEW)
  • Sat, July 6 (12pm – 2pm)
  • Mon, July 8 (6:30pm – 9:30pm)
  • Wed, July 10 (6:30pm – 9:30pm)
  • Sat, July 13 (9am – 3pm)
  • Mon, July 15 (6:30pm – 9:30pm)
  • Wed, July 17 (6:30pm – 9:30pm)
  • Sat, July 20 (9am – 3pm)
  • Mon, July 22 (6:30pm – 9:30pm)

Personal Training Instructor Competency Evaluations (CRN 21043):

  • Sat, July 6 (9am – 12pm ICE REVIEW)
  • Wed, July 24 (6:30pm – 9:30pm)
  • Sat, July 27 (9am – 4pm)
  • Wed, July 31 (6:30pm – 9:30pm)

Personal Training Exam (CRN 31035)

  • Wed, August 14 (6:30–10:30pm)

The deadline to register for the Personal Training Exam is August 7, 2024.

 

Module: Personal Training
Term: Fall 2024
Start date: Wed, September 4, 2024
End date: Wed, October 16, 2024
A to Z: Personal Training (CRN 31032) 
Personal Training Course (CRN 31033):

  • Wed, September 4 (6:30–9:30pm)
  • Sat, September 7 (12–2pm)
  • Mon, September 9 (6:30–9:30pm)
  • Wed, September 11 (6:30–9:30pm)
  • Sat, September 14 (9am–3pm)
  • Mon, September 16 (6:30–9:30pm)
  • Wed, September 18 (6:30–9:30pm)
  • Sat, September 21 (9am–3pm)
  • Mon, September 23 (6:30–9:30pm)

Personal Training Instructor Competency Evaluations (CRN 31034):

  • Sat, September 7 (9am–12pm)
  • Wed, September 25 (6:30–9:30pm)
  • Sat, September 28 (9am–4pm)
  • Mon, September 30 (6:30–9:30pm)

Personal Training Exam (CRN 31035)

  • Wed, October 16 (6:30–10:30pm)

The deadline to register for the Personal Training Exam is October 11, 2024.

 

Module: Personal Training
Term: Fall 2024
Start date: Wed, November 6, 2024
End date: Wed, December 18, 2024
A to Z: Personal Training (CRN 31051) 
Personal Training Course (CRN 31052):

  • Wed, November 6 (6:30pm - 9:30pm)
  • Sat, November 9 (9am – 12pm ICE REVIEW)
  • Sat, November 9 (12pm – 2pm)
  • Wed, November 13 (6:30pm - 9:30pm)
  • Sat, November 16 (9am – 3pm)
  • Mon, November 18 (6:30pm - 9:30pm)
  • Wed, November 20 (6:30pm - 9:30pm)
  • Sat, November 23 (9am – 3pm)
  • Mon, November 25 (6:30pm - 9:30pm)
  • Wed, November 27 (6:30pm - 9:30pm)

Personal Training Instructor Competency Evaluations (CRN 31053):

  • Sat, November 9 (9am – 12pm ICE REVIEW)
  • Sat, November 30 (9am – 4pm)
  • Mon, December 2 (6:30pm - 9:30pm)
  • Wed, December 4 (6:30pm - 9:30pm)

Personal Training Exam (CRN 31035)

  • Wed, December 18 (6:30–10:30pm)

The deadline to register for the Personal Training Exam is December 11, 2024.

Registration

Registration options

By phone 
604 527 5472 (view office hours)

By email:

  • Complete the registration form and submit it to cereg@douglascollege.ca via email. Specify the CRNs and the term of the intake you would like to register for in the form. CRNs can be found in the Intakes & Schedule tab. Ensure to enter all the specified CRNs for your chosen intake in the form.
  • Once you submit a completed registration form to cereg@douglascollege.ca via email, one of our Registration Officers will reply to your email in a timely manner and provide further instructions on payment options. Please note: due to the number of email registrations being processed, there may be a delay in receiving an email from a Registration Officer.

Once registration is complete, an email with instructions will be sent to you on how to make your payment. Please follow the instructions in that email to make your payment for the Personal Training Module ($543, subject to change). Please note: students are required to make their payment within 24 hours to complete their registration once they receive their instructions email from one of our Registration Officers.

Students will only receive a payment confirmation email receipt once payment is received. Registration is not complete until payment is received by Ƶ.

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