Personal Fitness Trainer

Personal Fitness Trainer Diploma

Turn your passion for health and fitness into a career! Our program presents a comprehensive health science education with an emphasis on special populations. The curriculum consists of academic and technical courses, including practical skill development. Students are prepared for entry into professional practice, possessing the ability to apply basic assessment skills and design while implementing and managing a variety of fitness programs.

The Mount Royal Advantage

Train to the highest standards nationally
The curriculum was designed to meet the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology - Certified Personal Trainer national certification.

Earn a university credential
Your diploma is issued by Mount Royal University, a respected Canadian post-secondary institution.

Experience campus life
Benefit from small class sizes, a tight-knit student community, expert instructors and a dedicated program team while experiencing the amenities and services of a university.

Gain real-life experience
Apply your skills during practicum experiences throughout the program.

Prepare for a rewarding career
Graduates of the program work as Personal Fitness Trainers within multidisciplinary clinics, fitness facilities and studios or as fitness trainer entrepreneurs. Further educational opportunities exist through our Transfer Credit agreements.

Connect with your Community
Be active in the Calgary community and network with employers, clients and industry professionals through practicum experiences and relevant symposiums.
Interested in hosting practicum students? Email for more information.



  • Study full-time or part-time
  • Attend in-class, online and blended courses (Note: not all courses are available online)
  • Start September or January
  • Can be completed full-time within 2 years or part-time within 6 years
Ready to get started?
Get a head start on your first semester! Contact for more information.

Program Costs

For costs on a course by course basis, please visit the Personal Fitness Trainer Diploma Tuition Fee Schedule.

Financial Aid

Contact Student Awards and Financial Aid for details.


For more information on Continuing Education scholarships, please visit Mount Royal University Scholarships and Bursaries.

The Personal Fitness Trainer Diploma program is eligible for transfer credit to the Mount Royal University Bachelor of Health & Physical Education. For more information visit Continuing Education Course Transfers.

Additional Transfer Options:
NAIT / Mount Royal University approved transfer agreement: NAIT / Mount Royal University Transfer Credit Chart.

Contact us

For more information about this program:
403.440.6867 or 1.888.616.3606
Mount Royal University, 4825 Mount Royal Gate SW, Calgary AB T3E 6K6

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