Professional Development

Personal Trainer and Nutrition Coach

What does a Personal Trainer and Nutrition Coach do?

Personal trainers and nutrition coaches work with individuals and groups in a fitness and nutrition capacity. They evaluate their clients’ fitness levels and curate a plan for them based on their current abilities and goals. The addition of the nutrition coach certification alongside the personal training certification allows for the trainer to provide an even more nuanced training program for their client that includes nutrition.

Where Can You Work?

Personal Trainers and nutrition coaches typically work in a gym, fitness center, or in a client’s home.


18 Weeks


Training Materials Provided



Personal Trainer and Nutrition Coach


Healthcare employment is projected to grow by 13% from 2021 to 2031, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. This means that over the next decade there will be nearly 2 million new positions available for those interested in healthcare.

Skills Learned

Upon completion of this certified medical assistant program, you’ll learn a number of skills, including:

  • Gain knowledge of medical terminology, disease processes, anatomy and physiology
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the soft skill expectations of an allied healthcare professional
  • Master health and fitness topics, including nutrition, program design, human movement science and fitness assessments
  • Learn and practice teaching, customer service and first aid skills
  • Develop organizational and communication skills

Courses - 18 Weeks

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Personal Trainer and Nutrition Coach Job Possibilities

Fitness Trainer


$37,959 – $47,612

Certified Personal Trainer


$46,354 – $78,936

Health and Nutrition Coach


$47,424 – $61,460

Certification Information

Upon completing your training, you’ll be qualified to earn the Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) certification and the certified nutrition coach (CNC) certification offered by the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM).


Certified Personal Trainer

This certification showcases you have the knowledge that NASM requires in order to become a personal trainer. The NASM certification is the gold standard of the fitness industry.


Certified Nutrition Coach

This certification showcases you have the knowledge that NASM requires in order to become a nutrition coach.

Issuing Authority

Payment Options

Credit Card

Pay in full using any major credit card, PayPal, or Venmo. Select “credit card” as your payment option.


Short-term Loan

Apply for PayPal Credit and pay zero interest if your balance is paid in full within 6-months. Complete a quick application and you’ll receive a credit decision within seconds.

Program Comparison

Emerge Education
Community College
Program & Tuition Cost
$4,000 average
Up to $20,000
Exam Fees, Books & Materials
Up to $750
Job Ready In
3–6 months
24–48 months
Schedule Flexibility
On-demand 24/7
Set class schedule
Travel Requirements
None: 100% online
On-campus classrooms
Student Support
Personal Advisors: text, call and email access
Professors: scheduled office hours
Career Coaching
Exam-tailor + soft-skill training to build well-rounded careers
Exam-based + prerequisites and electives to meet credit
Content Delivery
3D animations, immersive environments, interactive activities, game-based learning
Professor lectures

Meet Your Training Specialist

Lauren Holubec is your Training Specialist. She is here to help you understand the program, payment options and succeed! Get in touch with Lauren to learn more about the program and how to achieve your career goals. If you are a manager interested in group enrollment, please contact Lauren directly so she can assist you with the enrollment process.


How long does it take to become a Personal Trainer and Nutrition Coach?

You will complete the courses in this program over 18 weeks, making students job-ready in 4.5 months. The program is flexible, allowing for assignments to be completed anytime, from anywhere, 24/7.

Do these courses count for college credit?

No, these courses do not count for college credit

Is the Personal Training and Nutrition Coach training program online?

Yes, our training program is fully online and asynchronous.