American Academy of Personal Training (AAPT)


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The American Academy of Personal Training is a privately owned, nationally and internationally accredited, state licensed school located in New York, NY and Boston, MA. We are the first and only nationally accredited school for Personal Trainers in the U.S. We offer a comprehensive education and assessment based program designed to create highly knowledgeable and successful Personal Trainers in the fitness industry. The course is a total of 300-hours with 150 hours of academic study in the cl... more less
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Course Material Price $0.00
Exam Price $0.00
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Practical Exam Required
Renewal PeriodNo renewal period
CECs/CEUs per renewal period0
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CategoryPersonal Trainer

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  • by SARAH SMITH on Jun 26, 2014

    Talk is really cheap. Do not believe anything the admissions employees say. You ask them a question to only find out the information they give you is misleading. All they want is your money. This school trains you on "how to look like a personal trainer" because the school only offers a "diploma" which won't get you far because you still need to get your certification after the program is complete but you won't know that until you attend the first class, and by then it is too late. The school will want 25% of the tuition for only attending a few hours of class which is $1290.00. That is one exspensive workout. With that being said, they do not even help you get certified. You have to pay more money and take an online exam. You matters well just take out the "middle man," grab study material, and take the online exam. This will save you $5000.00 and lots of frustration. DO NOT ATTEND AAPT!!!!

    Response by Jill DiGiovanni on Jan 22, 2015

    Sarah - We appreciate you sharing your concern. AAPT provides a hands-on, in depth education to prepare personal trainers for success in their field. Like many professions (law, finance, nursing, medical, etc) upon completing the degree (a big investment), a certification exam is required before they can practice in their field.

    After students graduate AAPT they are prepared to train clients. Personal training certifications are often required by the employer they chose to work for...this is case by case. Either way, the goal of AAPT is to graduate trainers that have knowledge and experience to start training clients safely and effectively. Taking and passing an exam does not necessarily prepare a personal trainer. Additionally, personal trainers should be prepared to invest in their education throughout their careers which includes taking a variety of certification exams.

    We wish you well in your endeavors.