top of page

The Fieldhouse Institute

 Personal Training Program

An Extensive Educational Program for Personal Training

  • Personal Training Diploma: 500-Hour Hybrid Personal Training Diploma Course (Virtual Learning & Local Fitness Center)

  • Curriculum: Learn 300 hours of our Fieldhouse Institute Foundation in Anatomy & Physiology, Posture/Movement Analysis, Nutrition, Business Practices, Program Design etc. and then put that theory into practice during your 200 hours of practical experience.

  • Includes: All study materials, live classroom instruction with Dr. Matthew and Dr. Katelyne and classmates, hands-on application of material, gym access for practical test at our facility.

  • Credentials: Personal Training Diploma, Nutrition Certificate of Completion, lifetime job placement assistance, and upon successful completion 100% guarantee to earn your NASM CPT.

  • When: Classes start every 8 weeks offering 3 month schedules weekly.

Program Overview

Anatomy and Physiology Instruction
  • Understanding body mechanics and overuse injury and preventions.

  • Learning about the origin, insertion, and action of major muscles.

  • Studying the detailed anatomy and physiology of cells and the body.

  • Mastering extensive terminology related to anatomy and physiology.

In-Depth Coverage of Client Evaluation and Exercise Program Design

  • Comprehensive fitness assessment and client evaluation.

  • Designing customized exercise programs tailored to achieve specific fitness goals.

  • Making adjustments in intensity and volume as needed.

  • Providing guidance on sets, reps, and rest intervals for optimal results

Nutrional Instruction
  • In-depth exploration of the body’s energy systems.

  • A thorough examination of popular diets, fads, and misconceptions.

  • Crafting effective diets for fitness, performance, and overall health.

  • Hands-on experience in simulating nutritional consultations.

Live Practical Internship
  • Three months of hands-on experience in a fitness facility with a personal trainer.

  • Over 50 sessions of simulated, real-time experience as a personal trainer.

  • Full coverage of all exercises and machines including balls, bands, and weights.

  • Three months of challenging workouts.

  • Record-keeping for both workouts and nutrition to track progress and effectiveness.

1 on 1 Business Mentorship
  • Setting up a business: legal structures, licensing, and insurance.

  • Developing a business plan with clear goals, target market identification, and financial projections.

  • Marketing and Branding:

    • Creating effective marketing strategies and building a personal brand. 

    • Utilizing social media and online marketing techniques.

    • Networking and building professional relationships within the industry

  • Client Acquisition and Retention:**

    •  Techniques for attracting and retaining clients.

    • Customizing services to meet client needs and building long-term relationships.

  • Financial Management:

    • Budgeting, pricing strategies, and managing revenue streams.

    • Basics of bookkeeping, accounting, and tax planning.

​Your Business Start-Up Mentorship includes one-on-one mentorship sessions focusing on starting and running a personal training business. With guidance on overcoming common challenges and leveraging opportunities in the fitness industry

By integrating these comprehensive elements into the program, students will be well-equipped with the knowledge, skills, and practical experience needed to excel in the personal training industry. Upon completion, you will receive a Diploma in Personal Training, inclusive of 100 hours of Nutrition training (referred to as a "Certificate of Completion" in Arizona). Additionally, if your tuition option includes it, successful completion qualifies you for NASM CPT Reimbursement (Certified Personal Trainer).

Why The FHI?

  • Why Train with Us

    • Our Institute provides a rare opportunity with our 500-hour program in Personal Fitness Training, culminating in a Diploma. Featuring 100 hours of practical gym training, you receive top-notch instruction from experienced Doctor of Physical Therapy and Doctor of Chiropractic ensuring your preparation is thorough and effective. 

  • Functional and Rehabilitative Facility/Recreation Center 

    • Each student will have access to our 115-square-foot complex including campus facilities such as our Crossfit Gym, Sports Performance and Rehabilitation Clinic, and new 24-hour Free-Weight Facility.  

    • Take advantage of the facilities 3 indoor turf fields, indoor and outdoor tracks, basketball courts, and our indoor swimming pool 

  • Real Work Experience 

    • Our training program is hands-on throughout. Students have many opportunities to experience being a Personal Fitness Trainer throughout their training. Practice sessions occur within the first week. 

  • Career-Job Readiness 

    • Learning how to secure a job or establish your own practice goes beyond a single workshop. Our instructors are Specialized in Functional Medicine, Exercise Science and hold their Doctorate in Physical Therapy and Chiropractic. They will impart their knowledge not only through formal education but also through their daily insights and experiences in the field. 

  • Long-Term Relationship/Support 

    • Our FHI graduate will benefit from ongoing support from our team of dedicated nutritionists and fitness professionals. Whether you need assistance or have questions, we're just a phone call away. Unlike other personal training courses, our approach to personal training education emphasizes daily hands-on experience on the gym floor, not just classroom tests. This comprehensive training approach ensures a well-rounded education leading to both a diploma and certification if you choose.  

    • Our program stands out because it builds a strong foundation for a career as a personal training professional. Graduates earn a respected diploma recognized throughout the fitness industry, also positioning them to pursue additional certifications if desired. With the education of FHI, you'll be well-prepared to chart your path to a successful career in professional personal training. 

  • Local and Trusted Family-Owned Businesses 

    • Oldest and Largest Fitness Center in South Eastern Ohio  

    • Our Philosophy is Hands-on Training and Learning in a Gym is Imperative

    • A Diploma is More Qualifying than a Standard Personal Trainer Certification 

    • No Backend CEU’s or Renewal Fees Ever Needed 

    • Nutritional Certification of Completion

    • Academic Partnership with Universal Speed Rating (USR-One Body Sports Performance), Philo High Athletic Program, Gerson Institute, Functional Medicine University. 

    • Interactive Learning with Live Instruction and Interaction with other Students. 

    • Active Learning Environment where you will meet your own Fitness Goals 

    • Only the Most Qualified Trainers and Physicians Mentoring you 


Tuition costs for the Personal Fitness Training Program is $3,500. This Fee covers your entire 12-week program which includes course content, handouts/resources obtained during your study. All students will get access to the gym throughout the entire program duration.
We offer flexible payment plans to ensure affordability. Payments can be made via cash, check, or credit card (all major cards accepted). Options include:

  • Monthly installments

  • Full payment

To apply or obtain detailed payment information, please contact us at or fill out the form below.

*Refund policies are pro-rated based on the number of weeks attended. Refunds are processed within thirty days from the student's last date of class attendance upon withdrawal.


To be considered for admission to the Personal Fitness Training program, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Apply For Admission along with a $150.00 registration fee. The registration fee is refundable if requested before the first day of class.

  • Be at least 18 years old.

  • Provide proof of a high school diploma or equivalent.

  • Demonstrate good character.

Our institution adheres to federal and state guidelines, ensuring there is no discrimination based on race, gender, age, or disability during the admissions process.
If are ready to start your application process please email

"After completing our diploma course, students will have the opportunity to pursue a nationally recognized online certification program. Additionally, we offer reimbursement for the exam fee if a student does not pass on their first attempt. This commitment underscores our dedication to student success and confidence in the quality of our training program. We strive to support every student in achieving their certification goals and advancing their career as certified fitness professionals."
bottom of page