Certified Personal Trainer

Certified Personal TrainerWorkforce Continuing Education

Demand is increasing in the Permian Basin for Fitness Trainers & Aerobics Instructors

This challenging course is for candidates wanting online instruction with in-depth, hands-on practical labs to master the career skills and knowledge needed to become a personal trainer.

Our experienced teachers share all the dos and don’ts of working with clients. The course consists of 15 hours of lecture on key topics like biomechanics, exercise physiology, fitness testing, equipment usage and health assessments.

The best part of the course is the 15 hours of hands-on practical training labs. You will role-play with assessing clients, programming, performing proper exercises, presentation skills and more. Register today and get started in one of the hottest growing professions in North America.

You can work right after passing the CPT exams! You must be at least 18 years of age and have proof of CPR/AED to obtain your Level 1 Certified Personal Trainer. Midland College offers FREE CPR/AED certification courses. As a special bonus, you can take advantage of our 30-hour employer internship to get our advanced Level 2 Certified Personal Trainer credential at no additional cost!

Salary Range

$44,640 - $69,160/year

Average Starting Salary in Permian Basin

$45,940/year or $19.24/hour


Course Details

  • Hybrid/Blended Course
  • FITT1037: 30 hours/3.0 CEUs
  • Minimum of 5-7 students required for class
  • Cost
    • Program: $850 (out-of-state participants add $5); Test Voucher included
    • Textbook: $114.95 including shipping, E-book $74, Fitness Professional's Handbook, 7th Edition - Sold Separately

Registration Dates

July 19 - September 26

Course Dates

Fall 2023

  • October 3 - November 4
    Tuesdays, 5:30 - 8:30 pm: Virtual Lectures
    Saturdays, 11 am - 2 pm: In-Person Practical Skill Labs

  • National Exam Dates: November 14 & 18 


Contact Debra Campbell

(432) 681-6335

Midland College Workforce Continuing Education is dedicated to training and developing our local workforce to meet the needs of our unique and ever-changing regional economy. Our mission is to foster economic growth by providing quality lifelong education and professional development opportunities that keep our workforce on the cutting edge of industry.



MC Workforce CE Office


Monday - Friday
8 am to 5 pm


Jack E. Brown Conference Hall
MC Main Campus
Midland, TX 79705
Building Floor Plan (pdf)


Debra Campbell
(432) 681-6335