Want to earn a qualification to work as a Fitness Trainer?*  Want to take college quality courses # that provide specifically relevant knowledge, skills, and ability?  Want to take courses that actually assess your ability to do the job you want to do?

Our Qualification Program

We provide the best online educational experience in the fitness industry. With decades of experience in the classroom and the gym, our course designers strive to meet the most stringent academic standards and construct courses that are specifically applicable to readying you to work in a gym delivering fitness to the general public.+ You will learn the underpinning science of fitness, learn the key skill sets to teach strength, endurance, and multi-element fitness to otherwise healthy individuals. When you complete our online program, you are ready to train clients in the three main exercise modes used in a commercial gym and you will receive a Kilgore Academy transcript and Fitness Trainer certificate attesting to such.

The Kilgore Academy Difference

When considering the path to becoming a fitness trainer, it’s the preparation you do that counts. Our program prepares you to deliver fitness to clients in a commercial gym setting using a spectrum of methods, we don’t confine you to a single system of training.

Our courses are exemplary and of the highest quality. Our creators are industry pioneers and experts who bring academic and practical credibility to everything we do. Our courses are built for you, to be accessed anytime and anywhere, to create value in you as a trainer, and to be the best in the industry. We invest in our teaching as our primary output as qualification testing must follow learning. We do this better than any competitor. It’s important to note that when a certifying organization (non-profit or for-profit) says they are accredited by some organization, the accreditation is for a single test that they sell that is accredited NOT their courses or study materials.

Our tests and assessments are created to meet college and university standards AND we are also the only organization that assesses your skills and abilities in training others as part of your completion of the qualification program. When you complete our program, you won’t be guessing about how to apply your learning to working with clients, you will be confident in your ability because you will have worked with and been tested using real people during your studies.


Start your journey to a career, or second career, in the fitness industry right now. Our sign up process is amazingly easy and quick, you can be studying for your qualification just minutes from now. First tell us you want to enter the program HERE then click the button below to register and enroll in courses.

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*The US Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Department of Labor use the term Fitness Trainer to describe what is commonly known as a Personal Trainer:

“Fitness trainers and instructors lead, instruct, and motivate individuals or groups in exercise activities,

including cardiovascular exercises (exercises for the heart and blood circulation), strength training,

and stretching. They work with people of all ages and skill levels.”     Bureau of Labor Statistics

# Kilgore Academy staff haves designed online courses used at Midwestern State University, Warnborough University, University of the West of Scotland, West Lothian College, and Opus Learning Online College. All six of the courses in the program have been previously validated for delivery at the college and university level.

+ As opposed to working in BSc, MSc or PhD requiring rehabilitative exercise clinics or exercise science laboratories

*** If you currently possess CrossFit Level 1, CrossFit Weightlifting, CrossFit Conjugate Method, and CrossFit Pose Method certification you may substitute that training for the "Teaching Strength & Running Skills" course. If you possess CrossFit Level 1 & CrossFit Level 2, CrossFit Aerobic Capacity, and CrossFit Rowing you may substitute that training for the "Teaching Endurance & Multi-element Fitness" course. If you possess current Certified CrossFit Trainer (Level 3) status, your satisfaction of the 750+ experience hours satisfies the requirement for "Work Experience - Fitness Industry".


How it Works

To earn your qualification as a fitness trainer you complete a sequence of seven online courses that prepare you to begin training clients to develop fitness:

  1. Teaching Strength & Running Skills
  2. Teaching Endurance and Multi-Element Fitness
  3. Exercise Physiology & Anatomy & Exercise Physiology & Anatomy Assessments
  4. Health Screening
  5. First Aid for Sport & Fitness
  6. Safety for the Gym
  7. Work Based Learning Experience

If you take three courses at a time, you can complete the program in approximately 32-48 weeks. However, you can progress at your own pace, taking one course at a time.

How much does it cost?

The enrollment fee varies by course with 3 courses costing $169 each, 3 courses costing $299 each, and 1 courses costing $399. The total cost of this industry leading program is $1803.***

It is important to note that these are all inclusive prices. Everything you need is inside our secure virtual learning environment, you don’t need to buy books or any other resources to be successful in your studies.

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