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Veterans Education Benefits to Become a Personal Trainer

Personal Trainer Certification Through the Post 911 GI Bill

You can use your veterans’ benefits to become a personal trainer. To do so you must satisfy many civilian personal trainer requirements.

Here is a checklist:

  1. Check with the National Commission of Certifying Agencies (NCCA) to find out what you need to do to become a certified personal trainer. Some civilian agencies require personal trainers to become certified, while others don’t. However, your chances of becoming a personal trainer in the military will significantly increase if you obtain certification.
  2. Determine the personal trainer certification program that is best for you. You will base this upon your education and experience in the area of personal training. Check with the NCCA to determine the right certification agency, as there are several from which personal trainers can choose. You will need to pass an exam to become certified. Please remember that exam fees and study materials will be an out-of-pocket expense for you; this may influence your decision on a certification program, as well.
  3. While you are studying for the exam, it is a good idea to create personal workout programs for yourself, as well as your friends and family, for practice.
  4. Before you take the exam, you will need to obtain an adult CPR certification. This can be found at the American Heart Association or American Red Cross, although you will want to make sure that the certification that you choose will be approved by your preferred branch of the military.
  5. Make sure that you look into the possibility of any continuing education requirements for personal trainers within your state. You will want to make sure that your personal trainer certification license is valid when you apply for the position within the U.S. Armed Forces.
This is a private website that is not affiliated with the U.S. government, U.S. Armed Forces or Department of Veteran Affairs. U.S. government agencies have not reviewed this information. This site is not connected with any government agency. If you would like to find more information about benefits offered by the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, please visit the official U.S. government web site for veterans benefits at http://www.va.gov.

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  • Provides students the opportunity to train at home in their spare time to get their high school diploma, train for a new career, or enhance current skills.
  • Member of the United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA), the Canadian Network for Innovation in Education (CNIE), and the International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE).
  • Features a fully flexible schedule with no classes to attend, leaving the study pace up to the student.
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  • Provides students the opportunity to train at home in their spare time to get their high school diploma, train for a new career, or enhance current skills.
  • Member of the United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA), the Canadian Network for Innovation in Education (CNIE), and the International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE).
  • Features a fully flexible schedule with no classes to attend, leaving the study pace up to the student.
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  • Offers training in various types of massage therapy, physical therapy/sports rehab, and personal fitness training & wellness.
  • Teaches in an environment that promotes learning and encourages empathetic and compassionate therapists.
  • Career service professionals work directly with students from the start of their program, and help them pursue employment in day spas, luxury hotels, cruise ships, and other locations.
  • Students can work in the SOCHI Massage Clinic to gain experience and build their career skills.
  • Financial aid representatives help students develop a personalized financial plan to finance their tuition.
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  • Offers training in various types of massage therapy, physical therapy/sports rehab, and personal fitness training & wellness.
  • Teaches in an environment that promotes learning and encourages empathetic and compassionate therapists.
  • Career service professionals work directly with students from the start of their program, and help them pursue employment in day spas, luxury hotels, cruise ships, and other locations.
  • Students can work in the SOCHI Massage Clinic to gain experience and build their career skills.
  • Financial aid representatives help students develop a personalized financial plan to finance their tuition.
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  • Approved A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau (BBB) since 1971.
  • Features a public massage clinic where students can get real-world experience.
  • Offers courses in medical billing, massage therapy, electronics & technology, HVAC, and more.
  • Accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS).
  • 3 campuses across Missouri and Kansas, with online options as well.
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  • Approved A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau (BBB) since 1971.
  • Features a public massage clinic where students can get real-world experience.
  • Offers courses in medical billing, massage therapy, electronics & technology, HVAC, and more.
  • Accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS).
  • 3 campuses across Missouri and Kansas, with online options as well.
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  • Dedicated to providing career training to students since 1969.
  • Ranks in the top 15% of all U.S. schools providing military educational services.
  • Offers programs in  19 locations in 9 states, as well as online.
  • Provides a career services team to help students with resume review, mock interviewing, campus career fairs, and more.
  • Gives students the opportunity to study business, personal fitness, cosmetology, and more.
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  • Dedicated to providing career training to students since 1969.
  • Ranks in the top 15% of all U.S. schools providing military educational services.
  • Offers programs in  19 locations in 9 states, as well as online.
  • Provides a career services team to help students with resume review, mock interviewing, campus career fairs, and more.
  • Gives students the opportunity to study business, personal fitness, cosmetology, and more.
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  • Good for Working Adults
  • Accredited
  • Flexible Scheduling
  • Financial Aid
  • Transferable Credits
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  • Provides programs developed with industry professionals who assist with curriculum development and recruit graduates.  
  • Teamed with Solutions at ECMC to help students manage educational loans and offer resources free of charge.
  • Offers alumni free refresher courses for any class they took in their original program of study.
  • Has campuses located in Salt Lake City, Layton, and Murray, Utah.
  • Accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS).
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  • Provides programs developed with industry professionals who assist with curriculum development and recruit graduates.  
  • Teamed with Solutions at ECMC to help students manage educational loans and offer resources free of charge.
  • Offers alumni free refresher courses for any class they took in their original program of study.
  • Has campuses located in Salt Lake City, Layton, and Murray, Utah.
  • Accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS).
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  • Good for Working Adults
  • Flexible Scheduling
  • Financial Aid
  • Transferable Credits