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 is completed through a combination of lecture, blended, and online courses. It integrates theory and experiential learning within supervised settings.

Course selection

The diploma consists of 22 required courses and can be completed in a minimum of 2 years to a maximum of 6 years. For sample schedules visit the Plan Your Studies page.

Course registration guide

To get started, please visit the Plan Your Studies page for more information like:

  • Your Program Planning Guide
  • Step-by-step registration instructions
  • Registration help sessions sign-up
  • Information about textbooks, orientation, preparing for your first week and more

It is your responsibility to register in your courses and ensure that the courses you select meet the program and graduation requirements as outlined in the Program Planning Guide.



mruGradU8 is a program audit system and advising tool designed to assist you in reviewing your academic history, identifying requirements you completed, and those requirements that are still needed for graduation. As you move through your diploma, mruGradU8 will become a great planning tool for you to measure your progress.

You will login to mruGradU8 through your account, under the 'My Program' tab. Please visit this page formore information about mruGradU8, including frequently asked questions.

The Personal Fitness Trainer program has a dedicated administration team that is here to support you during your time at MRU. You can connect with your advisor at with questions about your course selection or program path.