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Certified Personal Trainer Preparation Workshop Series

Interested in becoming a Certified Personal Trainer?

Join our Certified Personal Trainer Preparation Workshop Series (CPT Prep) starting on February 12th, 2022! Please check out our Course Syllabus for mandatory dates.

About the Certified Personal Trainer Preparation Workshop Series (CPT Prep):

At CSUSB Student Recreation & Wellness Center (SRWC), our purpose is to educate and facilitate a learning environment that will prepare aspiring fitness professionals to pass the National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA) Certified Personal Trainer Exam.

Some of our learning outcomes are listed below:

  • Participants will be able to competently apply the theoretical and applied knowledge concepts that are required of an NSCA-CPT.
  • Participants will gain experience programming for a client one-on-one for several weeks; which will assist them in developing the soft skills necessary to being a successful personal trainer.
  • Participants will gain knowledge of using the virtual personal training platform, PT HUB.

Registration Information (wait until Nov. 1 to register):

To enroll into the CPT Series, we require proof of purchase (receipt) of a new copy of NSCA’s Essentials of Personal Training from the Coyote Bookstore; must be ISBN 9781718202351 (Hard Copy) or ISBN 9781718202399 (eBook). The textbook is around $114-$140 & comes with a study package. 


Test registration ($226) is highly encouraged but not required post series completion. Please see FAQ’s below and syllabus.



How to Sign Up:

Please be sure that you have purchased a new 'NSCA's Essentials of Personal Training' book from the bookstore prior to signing up.

  • Fill out our CPT Preparation Workshop Series Sign-Up Form (registration is currently closed), a staff member will contact you through email in 1 to 2 business days.

Once you are registered you will receive an email confirmation. We will be in contact with you shortly to provide any further instructions prior to Saturday, September 11th, 2021.