Skip to main content
Trio image 1

Trio image 2

Trio image 3

Become a Personal Trainer - ACE

Gain essential knowledge and practical skills to become an entry level fitness trainer. The course is based on materials from the American Council on Exercise (ACE) and designed to prepare you for the ACE certification exam as a personal trainer.

View and register for the course here »

Meets 8 consecutive days,
Monday-Monday, June 1-8, 2020 
Weekday classes: 5-9 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday classes: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
NMC Main Campus, Beckett Bldg. Rm. 147
Cost: $399

Through classroom and fitness center time, you will learn:

  • guidelines for instructing safe, effective, and purposeful exercise
  • essentials of the client-trainer relationship
  • how to conduct fitness assessments
  • how to design and implement appropriate exercise programming

When you successfully complete the course you will:

  • be prepared to take the ACE national exam to become a certified personal trainer
  • receive 3.6 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
  • have current CPR certification
  • be ready for an entry-level job as a personal trainer

Personal Trainer Program at-a-glance »

Why ACE?

The American Council on Exercise (ACE) is the largest non-profit fitness organization in the world. Its widely accepted Personal Trainer Certification is an industry standard. An additional benefit of ACE certification is your continued access to long-term support and resources. NMC is listed as one of their campus training sites.

This Course is offered fall and Spring

The next training meets consecutive days
June 1-8, 2020
Weekday classes meet: 5-9 p.m.
Weekend classes meet: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
in NMC Beckett Building

Register now »

The instructor, Zack Light, holds certification as a personal trainer. He has had success locally and internationally as a weight lifter and body builder. Reach Zack with your questions at 231-946-4957 or

This course is available twice a year, each fall and spring; call (231) 995-1702 for upcoming noncredit course dates. 

Section Navigation Browse Classes By Category