Become a Nationally Certified Personal Trainer in
6 Weeks


  • Help Friends, Family, and Others Achieve Their Fitness Goals.
  • Pass your National Trainer Certification Exam Guaranteed.
  • Learn Exercise Science, Advanced Nutrition, Human Behavior, and Strategic Business.
  • Full-Time or Part-Time Job Guarantee Within 30 Days of Course Completion.
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"If you are thinking about applying definitely apply! Corey and Doug are very knowledgeable, friendly, and helpful! I would recommend them to anyone who is looking for a structural study plan! This definitely helped me prepare better than anything else."

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"I got so much more than what I payed for. I think that’s just because they practice what they preach of underselling and over producing. They exceeded all of my expectations and then some! I love the Staff and the mission of the University. The most I can do right now is just say thank you all so much for this experience! You’ve taught me a lot of invaluable skills."

Danny Kantrale - Chicago, Illinois

“I highly recommend you go through BDU if you want to get your certification. I was intimidated by the material and have had trouble testing and with schooling in the past but the assistance from my success coach along the way assured me and helped me gain the confidence to pass!”

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Seize Your Opportunity

The fitness industry is expected to grow exponentially (and much faster than average) through the year 2030. Seize this opportunity and get access to all of the tools and training necessary to become an industry-leading personal trainer.

Be Your Own Boss

Build a business centered around your passions. Imagine setting your own schedule, earning above $10k/mo. and help clients achieve amazing results!

Business Ready

Not only do we teach nutrition, exercise, and human behavior sciences, we also provide the strategic business training and proven business model needed to succeed.

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Achieve all of your fitness career and business goals in as little as 6 weeks. Online and in-person course options are available! Apply to receive an instant email with current tuition pricing, schedule and syllabus.

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Instant Access to Everything You Need to Become an Industry-Leading Personal Trainer

When you enroll, you'll gain access to comprehensive nutrition, exercise, AND strategic business training, a student success coach, and more! We've been doing this for decades. Find out why the industry's top Personal Trainers chose BDU.

You'll be given a dedicated student success coach to help you along the way.
Join our community of over 4,500+ Active Students
Offering a proven system to help Personal Trainers build successful careers for over 20 years.

Online Self-Paced and Live In-Person Courses

Certification Course Syllabus

Module 1: Exercise Science
  • Human Anatomy
  • Muscle Groups
  • Biomechanics
  • Applied Kinesiology
  • Physiology of Training
  • Bioenergetics
  • Cardiovascular Exercise
  • Muscular Strength
  • Program Design
  • Exercise Plan Creation
  • Common Injuries
  • Medical Conditions
  • Health Screening
  • Fitness Testing
  • Assessments
  • Effective Cueing
  • Injury Work-arounds
  • Exercise Demos- All Large Muscle Groups
  • Human Digestion
  • Macro-Nutrients
  • Micro-Nutrients
  • Main Components
  • Glycemic Index
  • Protein Need
  • Caloric Need
  • Energy Balance
  • Meal Frequency
  • Diet Myths and Fads
  • GMO's/Organics
  • Disease/Nutrition
  • Sports Nutrition
  • Supplement Review
  • Apps/Technology
  • Meal Planning
  • Meal Shopping
  • Meal Cooking
  • Meal Storage
  • Success Principles
  • Brand Building
  • Operational Systems
  • Business Forms
  • Goals & Budgeting
  • Business Planning
  • Recurring Revenue
  • Marketing Strategies
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Social Media/Videos
  • FB/Instagram Ads
  • Google/YouTube Ads
  • Personality Profiling
  • Sales Science
  • Pricing & Packaging
  • Sales Presentation
  • Closing Methods
  • Time Management
  • Accounting System
  • Income Stability & Benefits
  • Lifestyle Modification
  • Stages of Change
  • Stage Assessment
  • Affirmations
  • Accountability
  • Decision Making
  • Goal Setting
  • Self-Discipline
  • Will Power
  • Developing Habits
  • Sleep Hygiene
  • Program Adherence
  • Client Leadership
  • Coaching Methods
  • Specific Strategies
  • Action Steps
  • Coping Skills
  • Direct Exercise Benefits
  • Mental Health
  • 5 Star Service
  • Earning Referrals
  • Setting Expectations
  • Over-Delivering
  • Rapport Building
  • Developing Trust
  • Retention Programs
  • Unexpected Situations
  • Professionalism
  • Small Group Training
  • Safety Precautions
  • Emergency Procedures
  • Equipment Overview
  • Negligence & Risk
  • Customer NO GO’s
  • Non-verbal Communication
  • Teaching/Coaching Styles
  • Personal Preparedness
  • Community Building

The Results of Our Programs Speak for Themselves

"You want to be the best?? Go and learn from the best!! The materials they provide will help you to achieve your NASM Certification!" - Gigin Raghavan

"Body Design has done a phenomenal job on teaching me everything I need to know and more...I recommend studying with BDU 100% as opposed to trying to teach yourself through NASM or ACE directly! Thank you to everyone at BDU!" -Randy Jola

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. How long does it take to become Certified?

A. The average course takes 6 weeks to complete, with some students finishing in as little as 4 weeks and others taking up to six months. The duration depends on your available study time.

2. What is the tuition for the course?

A. Please apply to receive information about our current certification enrollment options. We have four options ranging from Online Self-paced to Live In-person. These are updated quarterly.

3. Is prior experience required?

A. No, our certification course was created to assist those without any formal education in exercise science, advanced nutrition, or business. All that is required is a passion for helping others.

4. Do you have in-person and online options?

A. Yes, we offer both a live in-person course for hands-on learners and a completely online self-paced certification course for convenience.

5. What study materials and support are there?

A. Enrollees in the Personal Trainer Certification Course receive a Dedicated Student Success Coach, Online Video Presentations, a Hardcopy Textbook, a Course Workbook, Flashcards, Practice Exams, and much more.

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