Personal Trainer National Certification

If you are interested in Brookdale’s Personal Trainer Certification 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. Successful completion of the certification exam, which is given on the last day of class, and proof of Adult CPR/AED are required to obtain your Level 1 Certified Personal Trainer certification. Must be 18 years of age.

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
Please choose one of the following class dates:

February 18 – March 18
10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Practical Review at Fitness Center: Wednesday, March 22 (6:00pm – 9:30pm)

Written & Practical Exam: Saturday, March 25 (10:00am)

June 10 – July 8
10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Practical Review at Fitness Center: Wednesday, July 12 (6:00 pm – 9:30 pm)

Written & Practical Exam: Saturday, July 15 (10:00 am)   

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

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


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