North Dakota Personal Trainer Schools - ND

North Dakota personal trainers said employers do not usually expect candidates to have a college education, but degrees in physical education or sports medicine stand out in a competitive job market. There are universities and colleges that offer degrees in exercise science, health and physical education, coaching, and wellness.  Most gyms and fitness centers require personal trainers to be at least 18 years old, CPR-trained, and certified to provide health, exercise and nutrition advice by one or more of the major organizations that oversee professional standards for fitness trainers. In North Dakota, personal training courses prepare students for certification exams.  It can take about six months to study for a certification examination. Candidates can earn their certification through online courses or at fitness centers and specialty schools. Final examinations for these groups must be proctored by an instructor or teacher. Exams are available three to four times a month in North Dakota’s major cities. A decade ago, personal trainers would have to wait months before a proctored exam could be scheduled in North Dakota.

“A lot of the fitness centers work together now to set up workshops and certification exams,” said Amanda Dockendorf, a Fargo-area fitness coordinator.

She encourages anyone to check with local fitness centers in Bismarck, Fargo, Grand Forks and Minot to get a scheduled test date.

Continuing Education for Personal Trainers in North Dakota

Most certification programs require continuing education and renewal of certification every two years.

Through campus based and online programs, aspiring Personal Trainers in Fargo, Bismarck, Grand Forks and Minot, North Dakota may be able to prepare themselves for the possibility of employment in some of the largest hospitals and healthcare facilities in the state including the St. Alexius Medical Center, Jamestown Hospital, Dakota Clinic and Medcenter One Jamestown.

Personal Trainer Schools