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CPTN The Business of Personal Training - Online


In this online course you will learn how to build a full personal training practice and run an efficient and successful fitness business. The goal of the course is to get personal trainers to startup successfully.

Course Objectives

  • Review the advantages and disadvantages of working in a gym, corporate and private setting.
  • Explain the accounting and taxation considerations.
  • Identify time management, organization skills and filing ideas for your business.
  • Evaluate future trends and opportunities that will exist in the future.
  • Describe how to build your business vision.

Course Materials

Upon registering for the course, you will be asked to create a member account using your e-mail address and to set a password on the CPTN Trainer website. This information permits you to access the course materials immediately.

  • a 45–page downloadable manual with case studies and learning exercises.

Note: All course materials will be provided through the CPTN Trainer website. No materials will be e-mailed or mailed.

Course Exam

An online quiz must be completed and a grade of 70% or higher achieved in order to complete the course and earn continuing education credits.

Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1: Personal Trainers
  • Chapter 2: Liability Prevention
  • Chapter 3: Business Set Up
  • Chapter 4: Where to Work
  • Chapter 5: Sound Business Structure

Required Testing


  • CPTN CECs: 4.0


  • Notebooks, pen, pencil, paper, etc…
  • Laptop or Desktop computer
  • Broadband Internet connection