Nordic Personal Trainer Certificate

The Nordic Personal Trainer Certificate (NPTC) is an innovative online course created as a simple and effective solution to becoming a European Level 4 Certified Personal Trainer! The course has been designed specifically to support students who need to continue working to earn a living whilst they study to become a fitness professional. 

Our goal was to achieve the same quality and scope of education through e-learning as could be provided through traditional face to face courses. The NPTC was the first, purely online programme of study to achieve full, professional, Level 4 accreditation through Europe Active. 

A mini-video of lessons within the NPTC

The NPTC is a tutor-guided, online qualification that covers all knowledge and skills required to work successfully as a personal trainer. Click to find out more about our highly qualified and experienced Tutor & NFE Team. 

The programme modules are completed as follows:

1st term: Anatomy and Physiology / Fitness Instruction
2nd term: Nutrition for Health and Fitness / Business Skills for Personal Trainers
3rd term: Consultation, Testing, and Programme Design
4th term: Exercise Instruction for Personal Training / Fitness Internship


*All course content is delivered via our online platform. Written and video assessments are submitted online to be graded in person by a designated assessor. Students are also required to complete a real-time workplace fitness internship.

  • Successful graduates are registered on European Register of Exercise Professionals (EREP’s)
  • 100% online course content delivery* available via computer, tablet, or mobile device, 24 hours a day via the internet
  • Study at times that fit in with your existing commitments
  • All students are assigned a personal tutor/assessor to support you, answer questions, and grade your written / video assessments
  • User-friendly, highly visual, and engaging learning content
  • HD, fully-captioned videos and downloadable written transcripts for all lessons delivered online
  • A wide range of editable document templates to support all aspects of running a personal training business
  • An extensive HD video exercise technique library, with downloadable exercise guidance documents

In order to register for the PT course we request our students meet the following list of pre-requisites. 

  • Completed high school / secondary level education
  • Be skilled and confident in speaking, reading and writing in English
  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Time and ability to complete the course within 24 weeks

Following online registration, the programme coordinator will contact you to request:

  • a scan of your passport/driver’s license (or legal photo identification)
  • the completion of an introductory new student questionnaire 

Please CONTACT our Programme Coordinator if you need any further support or assistance.

All successful course graduates will receive our accredited Nordic Personal Trainer Certificate and will be registered at level 4 on the European Register of Exercise Professionals (EREP’s). 


The personal trainer course has two pricing options to suit your individual needs:

  1. Pay in full: €2490 paid in advance during online registration (benefits from an 11% discount compared to the pay per month option). 
  2. Pay per month: spread the cost over 8 equal monthly payments of €350, the first required during online registration (total cost €2800). 

Scroll to the bottom of the page to register online. 

Comparison of traditional classroom learning with the NPTC online learning experience

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The final NPTC course of 2021 is now SOLD OUT!

Register for the course

The Nordic Personal Trainer Certificate has 2 payment options:

Full payment

  • A single payment at registration that covers all course fees: €2,490
  • A saving of €310 or 11% discount on the ‘Pay per month’ price
Register your interest for 2022

Pay per month

  • An initial payment at registration: €350
  • 7 further interest free payments of €350 per month (course total €2800)
register your interest for 2022

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