Personal Trainer Certificate Program

Become a certified personal fitness trainer with MaKami’s flexible 10-month program.

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$17 – $24


Appr. hourly wage for Personal Fitness Trainers in Alberta

Why Our Personal Trainer Program?

Do you have excellent communication and coaching skills, have an interest in health and wellness and want to help others reach their fitness goals? Take your passion to the next level with a career as a personal trainer! 

Whether it is at a gym or in a client’s home, in a group or one-on-one, personal trainers assess client needs, help them correctly and safely exercise, create achievable training plans and advocate healthy lifetime habits. 

This growing occupation gives you the opportunity to work as a business owner or staff member in many settings and with flexible hours. 

MaKami College’s 10 month (900 hour) Personal Trainer certificate program is offered in a blended format. Our delivery method combines the convenience of online courses with the benefits of classes and workshops on campus.  

About the Personal Trainer Program

With over 20 years of experience in health and wellness education, MaKami’s Personal Trainer certificate program provides a balanced curriculum of body sciences with program design, client relations and career prep. 

Students will learn about anatomy, physiology and movement, exercise and training principles, communication and motivational skills, nutrition basics and client assessment. They apply these skills to create workouts and design personalized programs for people of all abilities.  

Many personal trainers are entrepreneurs, so a business component is included. Your training includes a 135-hour practicum, giving you real-life experience to kick start your career. 

Each student receives an iPad with all their courses pre-loaded, as well as an American Council on Exercise (ACE) book, the leading handbook for professional personal trainers in the field. 

This program will accept enrollments year-round. Contact us for more information or find out if you can get pre-approved now! 

Personal Trainer Program

MaKami’s 10-month Personal Trainer program is offered in a blended format. Our delivery method combines the convenience of online courses with the benefits of classes and workshops on campus.

Eligibility and Admissions

Standard Admission

Students must meet the following criteria:
1. Must be minimum 17 years of age
2. Successful interview with school administration
3. Alberta high school diploma/non-Alberta equivalent

Mature Admission

Programs using Mature Admissions must meet the following criteria:
1. Must be minimum 18 years of age.
2. Successful interview with school administration
3. Successful completion of a Wonderlic Exam equal to grade 12 or above
OR Successful completion of a post-secondary program in Canada

Additional Helpful Program Information

Where is this Program Offered?

MaKami College offers our Personal Training program at the following campuses in Calgary and Edmonton.

MaKami College Edmonton campus in Bonnie Doon Mall

MaKami College Edmonton

Located in Bonnie Doon Shopping Centre

MaKami College Calgary NE campus in Marlborough Mall

MaKami College Calgary NE

MaKami’s newest campus is located on the city’s northeast inside Marlborough Mall

Reide, MaKami College Massage Therapy program graduate

It’s the culture of MaKami that sold me, you don’t just leave with the excellent education – you leave with relationships that are going to help support you throughout your career.

Reide / Massage Therapy Graduate
Freddy, MaKami College Massage Therapy program graduate

Doesn’t matter what campus you’re on, it’s the community that we make here at MaKami – with the staff and with the students – that makes it what it is. You’re a part of the community and so if you’re here at MaKami, you’re going to be well taken care of.

Freddy / Massage Therapy Graduate

Interested in the Personal Trainer Program?

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