Personal Fitness Trainer Diploma


The Personal Fitness Trainer diploma is designed to respond to the competitive demands for well-trained and knowledgeable personal fitness trainers. This 1060-hour program guides you through core courses and experiential learning and meets the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology – Certified Personal Trainer (CSEP-CPT) national certification. 

You can register for the Fall Semester classes at this time. The Interactive Course Search for the Winter Semester will be available the beginning of October, and you can register for your Winter Semester towards the end of October.
These courses are a sample of potential first-year courses available to you. If you wish to complete the program in two years, it is recommended that you complete your first-year in the sequence listed below.  For questions about your course selection, please contact your advisor.

Year One, Semester 1 [Fall], Sept. – Dec.
» XPFT 21002    Health Promotion and Training
» XBIO 20001    Human Anatomy
» XPFT 21001    Health and Wellness
» XPFT 20104    Effective Communication

Year One, Semester 2 [Winter], Jan. – Apr.
» XPFT 21003    Strength Training I
» XBIO 20002    Human Physiology
» XPFT 20401    Fitness Program Design
» XPFT 21004    Introductory Nutrition

Year One, Semester 3 [Spring], May – June
» XPFT 20201    Applied Movement Mechanics
» XPFT 20200    Exercise Physiology
» XPFT 21005    Practicum I
Your advisor will email you a more detailed advising and program registration package. Please ensure that you check your Mount Royal email account. You may also contact your advisor at with questions about your course selection or program path or visit the website at