UCLA Extension's Fitness Instruction Certificate builds the body of knowledge you need to excel in the fitness instruction field. This program 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. For details about this opportunity, contact our advisor. For more information about this program, please visit the Fitness Instruction Certificate webpage.

Lisseth Gutierrez
(310) 825-7093

Estimated Cost
Application & Candidacy Fee: $100.00*
Estimated Program Tuition: $6,655.00
Estimated Program Textbook/Materials: $950.00
Estimated Total Cost: $7,705.00

Costs may vary based on the format and combination of classes taken.

*This program is open admission. The Application & Candidacy fee establishes your candidacy in the certificate for a period of time covering normal progress toward completion and allows you to access a variety of program benefits.

Internship Available: No

English Language Proficiency Requirement: A minimum score of 91 TOEFL or 6.5 on IELTS, with a score of 6.5 or above in writing, is required for enrollment in this program.  Please note any score less than 100 TOEFL or 7.0 or higher IELTS will require an additional one or two ESL courses to be taken prior to program completion.

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