Personal Training Specialist Certification (PTS)
with Canfitpro

Training created especially for candidates who work with clients on an individual or small group basis and design exercise programs for improved fitness and health.

 Learn with Veronique to become a personal trainer recognized by Canfitpro. Choose2be also offers tutoring for 50$ an hour to help prepare you for the exam and make sure that you will be successful. Contact Veronique for more information.

To get started you must first register for this certification through the CanFit Pro website.

Personal Training Specialist Description

Personal training is a rapidly growing profession, which can make it difficult to sort through the options and choose the best avenue to become qualified to train clients. Canfitpro provides the answer with the Personal Training Specialist (PTS) certification. You will learn the foundational skills necessary to confidently and competently train apparently healthy individuals. A Canfitpro certified PTS is qualified to assess, design, and deliver individual and small group training programs in a health club, home, and workplace setting.

Canada’s leading personal training certification designation, the Canfitpro Personal Training Specialist program provides comprehensive program content and a wide range of practical skills that will ensure success to those who hold the designation. Canfitpro has collaborated with Human Kinetics Publishing Inc. to create a multimedia learning experience for personal trainers that is second to none!

The Personal Training Specialist Course

The PTS course is a comprehensive in-class and online course designed to increase your knowledge and confidence level to train clients in a one-on-one or small group (2-3 people) setting. The course consists of on-line and in-class learning. The online learning resource has been developed to provide an excellent online learning experience covering topics such as anatomy, biomechanics, and physiology. The comprehensive 25 hours in-class course covers a wide range of topics preparing you for the exams and the career of a personal trainer!

Topics include:

  • Aspects of fitness, wellness and basic training principles
  • Nutrition and bioenergetics
  • Cardiorespiratory, skeletal, and muscular system anatomy and function
  • Flexibility, mobility, and fascia
  • Passive and dynamic assessments
  • Periodized program design and delivery
  • The business of personal training
The Personal Training Specialist Course Manual

The course manual, Foundations of Professional Personal Training Second Edition, was published in 2016 by Human Kinetics Publishing Inc. Content was provided by industry experts including Dr. Gregory Anderson, Dr. Brad Schoenfeld, Chris Frederick, Chad Benson, Brian Justin, Mark Stone, and Rod Macdonald. Contained within is the most up to date information on current topics including static and dynamic postural assessments, fascia and program design, to go along with the more traditional topics of anatomy, exercise physiology, biomechanics, and bioenergetics.

The course manual, Foundations of Professional Personal Training Second Edition, is available in both hardcopy or ebook formats and comes with access to a complete online course and web resource where you will find a video library and forms that you can download and use for your own business.

The Personal Training Specialist Exam

We recommend that candidates attempt the theory exam approximately three (3) weeks after taking the course. This time frame is recommended in order to allow candidates to properly prepare for the exam. Those who choose the option to progress and become a certified Personal Training Specialist will complete a theory and practical exam. These two components assess the candidate’s theoretical knowledge, rapport building skills, and practical application of fitness theory to train clients. The theory exam consists of multiple-choice questions, plus a written client case study. The practical exam is an actual workout with a client that is evaluated by your PRO TRAINER.


How to Register

Participants register via the CanFit Pro Online Registration website directly (not through Campus Rec).

What is the difference between BCRPA and Canfitpro certification?

What is the difference between BCRPA and Can Fit Pro certification?
Over the year I have taken many certifications including; Coach Export, Canadian Fitness Knowledge, Human Kinetic, Medical Exercise Specialist, YMCA and Can Fit Pro, to name a few courses. I am now super excited to be a Pro Trainer with Can Fit Pro and to be able to get other passionate people certified and help others transform their lives.

Can Fit Pro is really well known back East but not as well known out here on the West coast. Most people that I know are certified under BCRPA and I think its just because a lot of people don’t know the difference between the different certifications available.

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Nothing but wonderful things to say about Véronique. I wrote my canfitpro theory exam with her and did my practical component with her two days later! She was super accommodating ( I came over to the island from Vancouver) and made me feel extremely comfortable during the whole process. I would HIGHLY recommend her. From the bottom of my heart, thank you Véronique for helping me make my dreams a reality and a new career now!!!Cassandra Anne