Personal Trainer National Certification

If you are interested in Brookdale’s Diagnostic Medical Sonography program, please contact Joyce Cosentino at or 732-224-2140.

Gregory Mahadeen, MS, exercise science and movement

Start an exciting career in fitness – become a Certified Personal Trainer. This instructor-led course offers in-depth practical training in the essential skills and knowledge in fitness and health. The program consists of 15 hours of lecture in biomechanics, exercise physiology, fitness testing, equipment usage, health assessment, and 15 hours of hands-on practical training on assessing clients, programming, performing proper exercise, presentation skills, and more. Must be 18 years of age; CPR/AED must be achieved before taking the certification test which is given on the last day of class.

Areas of Study: Anatomy, physiology, muscular strength and endurance, flexibility, cardio-respiratory fitness, nutrition, musculoskeletal injuries, weight control, health screening, motivation, and more. This course is similar to a first year college-level course. Students must read and comprehend at that level to be successful.

Note: Call 1-888-330-9487 to order the required textbook. Co-sponsored with World Instructor Training Schools.

Classes are a combination of Remote Live via Zoom & In-Person Classroom Instruction:

Remote Live: Sat, October 15 – November 12, 9:00 am  – 4:00 pm
Mon, November 14, 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm – Practical review at Fitness Center
Sat, November 19, 9:00 am – 11:00 am – Written exam (Practical exam immediately following at Fitness Center)

Textbooks not included. Click here for the Textbook and Supply list.

To register or learn about our possible payment plans please call 732-224-2315.  When prompted, press option 1 to speak to one of our CPS associates. No online registration available.

Fee and Code: $825, XMEDG 057, textbook & supplies not included (approx. $94)

Questions or additional information can be obtained by forwarding any inquiries to CPS Healthcare at 732-224-2007 or email


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