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PT: Personal Trainer Course (CHP F19)

  • 20 Sep 2019
  • 5:00 PM
  • 06 Oct 2019
  • 3:00 PM
  • Cole Harbour Place
  • 0


  • Student in 6 day certification course.
    *Please note: you must have current certification in RT or GEL or OAL to take this course. Anyone not holding one of these certifications will be de-registered.

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Personal Trainer’s Course (PT)

*Please note ET & RT must be completed before you register for PT*

Learn to go beyond the RT Level skills and work with clients who need more specialized fitness training.


Limited seating - 8 participants only, registration must be received and paid in full no later than August 31st, 2019 to secure your spot!

PLEASE NOTE: This course will run over two weekends.  Attendance is required for all 6 days.


September 20th : 5pm – 9pm 
September 21st: 9 am – 4pm
September 22nd: 9am - 4pm

October 4th: 5pm-9pm
October 5th: 9am-5pm
October 6th: 9am-12pm & EXAM : Written exam will begin at 1pm, this exam is 3 hours.

Location: Cole Harbour Place

51 Forest Hills Pkwy, Dartmouth, NS B2W 6C6


Practical exam: You will be required to find a client and arrange a time with them for your practical exam.  The instructor has a gym in her home and will allow the practical exam to be conducted in her home.  If you wish to have the exam in a gym that you are more familiar with, you will be responsible for all fees that are incurred for using the space.                                           

Pre-requisites You must be currently certified in good standing in at least one of the following:


 You will also be require to provide proof of 20 hours of “on floor” experience.  This form will be provided to you and must be completed by your supervisor prior to the start of the course.  If you are self-employed we will accept proof of classes taught.

At the end of the personal trainer’s course you will be required to write a written exam and have a practical exam. 

You will also be required to present 10 written programs in a log format to show diversity in your skill set.  You will have six months after the completion of the course to complete the log.  You will NOT receive your Personal trainer’s certificate until the log is completed.

Once you have signed up and paid for the course, you will be sent the course package, which will include : The at home study package, The supervisor’s form,  and The Personal Trainer’s log book.

Text book: We will be using the same text book as the RTL course:  Weight Training Steps to Success.  If you do not already have this book, it can be ordered on Amazon.

All questions can be forwarded to Susan Hardiman :

 (See our course conductor's bios here:


We acknowledge that we are in Mi’kma’ki, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq people.  

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