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Graduates of the program earn the Master Trainer designation, plus six individual fitness certifications through ISSA LLC. Finish the program in as few as two quarters as an accelerated full-time student, or pace your coursework over time for up to six quarters.
There is no cost to apply, and no test scores are required for admission.Start the application. →
Yes! Our institution is proud to be accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission. DEAC is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a recognized accrediting agency and is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
Each student is assigned a program advisor who is available to answer questions, provide support, and guide your progress through the program. Instructors engage from day one, hold regular office hours via the online classroom, and provide individual in-depth feedback.
Lionel University degree programs and Master Trainer Certificate programs are eligible for federal student aid.
Active duty military, military spouses, and veterans can use their TA, MyCAA, and GI Bill® benefits for program tuition. Program eligibility varies by benefit.
Lionel empowers you to complete your education on your timeline, which is why we have classes starting almost every month.
A good rule of thumb is 10-15 hours of study time per course, per week. Full-time students spend about 40 hours studying each week when taking a full course load.
No! A digital version of the textbook is embedded in each course at no additional cost. Unrestricted access is available seven days prior to the start of class and throughout the quarter.
Upon successful completion of Lionel University certification coursework and submission of Basic Adult CPR/AED/First Aid card, professional certification is awarded by ISSA LLC. ISSA, LLC is a separate professional certifying organization that awards, monitors, and renews professional certification. ISSA LLC is neither owned nor operated by Lionel University. ISSA LLC verifies and awards professional certification approximately 6-8 weeks following the end of the course. ISSA LLC professional certification is valid for two years and is renewable according to ISSA LLC terms.
Grounds you in the fundamentals of personal training by exposing you to both the theories and practices of this dynamic field
Pushes student knowledge further with an in-depth focus on kinesiology, physiology, biomechanics, nutrition, exercise programming, and management
Advances the skills and knowledge of current and future exercise science professionals by teaching students to synthesize and apply research to the field
There is absolutely no commitment and no credit card required. The application is designed as an investment in you—to help you name what you truly want, evaluate all that you juggle, and design your future. Stop and start the application as needed. Your work is saved as you go.Apply Now