Fitness Instruction, Certificate

Fitness Instruction, Certificate


This UCLA Extension UCLA Extension's Fitness Instruction Fitness Instruction Certificate is ideal for personal trainers and coaches who want to join their profession's most elite, highly paid ranks as well as fitness enthusiasts and those seeking to change careers. It's also a perfect means for dietitians, nurses, psychologists, and other health professionals to add a lucrative specialty to their practice and improve their clients' health.

 In addition, through a brand new agreement with California State University, Northridge (CSUN), our program satisfies prerequisites for a Master of Science in Kinesiology, so you can jump-start your advanced degree. UCLA Extension's Fitness Instruction Certificate offers a blend of theory and practice. You'll receive:

  • Relevant academic training required to stand out in today's competitive field
  • Practical training to hone your skills and keep you highly marketable

Now, through an agreement with CSUN, students can use their Fitness Instruction Certificate to satisfy prerequisites for their Master of Science degree in Kinesiology. The Fitness Instruction Certificate can jump-start your path toward an advanced degree-and provide you with the ability to work in the fitness field while you attend graduate school. Courses marked with a plus ("+") are accepted as prerequisites to the Masters of Science in Kinesiology at CSUN. We recommend that students complete their physiology requirement before taking any other courses.

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure


    • Applied Anatomy and Biomechanics 
    • Introduction to Human Nutrition 
    • Exercise Physiology 
    • Resistance Training Fundamentals 
    • Fitness Testing and Health/Risk Appraisal 
    • Exercise Prescription, Program Design, and Coaching Techniques 

    English Language Requirements

    You only need to take one of these language tests:

    • Minimum required score:


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    • Minimum required score:


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    Academic Requirements

    • Create a student profile, apply to your certificate program, and pay the candidacy fee
    • Navigate to the International Student Certificate Program Application and submit when all pages are complete
    • Pay international student fees.  You will be prompted to pay the international student fee when you submit your completed application. You will pay the remaining international student fees via the links on the international student fee page.
    • Send required documents to the International Student Office

        Tuition Fee

        • International Applies to you

          6655 USD/full
          Tuition Fee
          Based on the original amount of 6655 USD for the full programme and a duration of  .
        • National Applies to you

          6655 USD/full
          Tuition Fee
          Based on the original amount of 6655 USD for the full programme and a duration of  .
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        Estimated Total Cost: $7,705

        Living costs for Los Angeles

        • 1520 - 2570 USD/month
          Living Costs

        The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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