Rise to the Top With BDU

Beyond your average online, or “self-study only” certification, Body Design University is an elite hands-on Personal Training business school designed for experienced and aspiring Personal Trainers.

Our innovative and comprehensive personal trainer course will give you the education, skills, and confidence needed to become a successful Personal Trainer. Our goal is to develop the best Personal Trainers in the nation – not simply certify them.

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Graduates Receive Two Credentials:

The live course includes 96 hours of intense classroom training, hands-on instruction, and internship time with successful Personal Trainers working in the industry. Our course will prepare you to sit for the American Council on Exercise (ACE) or the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) certification exams. Certification and all study materials included.

Certificate of Completion

96 HOUR CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION IN PERSONAL TRAINING. This requires no upkeep of Continuing Education Courses (CEC’s) and never expires. Many in the Personal Training industry claim this as the highest level of practical and business education one can receive.


ACE-CPT OR NASM-CPT CERTIFICATION. The NCCA accredited Certification combined with the BDU Certificate of Completion will prepare you to be one of the most qualified Personal Trainers in the industry.

Full Course Syllabus:

In the #1 recommended Personal Training Certification Course, we’ll give you everything
you need to train anyone in our proven system confidently.

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Full Course Syllabus:

In the #1 recommended Personal Training Certification Course, we’ll give you everything you need to train anyone in our proven system confidently.

Module 1: Getting Started
  • Industry overview
  • NASM and ACE
  • Study Plan
  • Course Overview
  • Course Goals
  • Study Strategies
  • Course Effectiveness
  • Professional Guidelines
  • In-Person or Online
  • Scope of Practice
  • Code of Ethics
  • 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
  • Ergogenic Aids
  • Apps/Technology
  • Meal Planning
  • Meal Shopping
  • Meal Cooking
  • Meal Storage

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  • Success Principles
  • Brand Building
  • Operational Systems
  • Business Forms
  • Goals & Budgeting
  • Business Planning
  • Recurring Revenue
  • Marketing Strategies
  • Social Media/Videos
  • FB/Instagram Ads
  • Google/YouTube Ads
  • Personality Profiling
  • Sales Science
  • Pricing & Packaging
  • Sales Presentation
  • Closing Methods
  • Time Management
  • Accounting System
  • Income Expectations
  • Lifestyle Modification
  • Stages of Change
  • Affirmations
  • Accountability
  • Decision Making
  • Goal Setting
  • Habits
  • Sleep Hygiene
  • Program Adherence
  • Client Leadership
  • Coaching
  • Mental Health Improvement
  • 5 Star Service
  • Rapport Building
  • Retention Programs
  • Unexpected Situations
  • Building Community
  • Professionalism
  • Small Group Training
  • Safety Precautions
  • Emergency Procedures
  • Equipment Overview

"Learn Best by Doing"

By completing this course, you'll be prepared and qualified to:

Launch your own industry-leading business or practice as a Personal Trainer online and in health clubs, vacation resorts, spas, private practices, fitness centers, corporate programs, hotels, country clubs, cruise ships, and athletic teams.

Course instructor Doug teaches hands on with students in the Body Design gym.

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