Basic Fitness Trainer

Online course with German recognized certificate

Certify yourself at one of the leading German educational institute in Fitness, Health and Prevention

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Basic Fitness Trainer

Course overview


Approximately 6 months
Set your own learning pace from anywhere in the world with the digital-only teaching format


Online test after course completion


EUR 1,398

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THE key qualification for all fitness-enthusiasts​

In many fitness and leisure companies, the gym continues to be at the heart of the facility. However, gyms have seen massive changes over the years. When the fitness industry was becoming established, the customers’ primary goal was classic body building, but today’s fitness trainers are confronted with an extremely wide range of customer desires and requests. Comprehensive training science, sports medicine and sports teaching requirements are provided to people working in the training area of a fitness and leisure companies today.

For 40 years, “Basic Fitness Trainer” at BSA-Akademie has been THE key qualification for all fitness-enthusiasts who want to turn their hobby into a career. The course qualifies you to plan and execute fitness-oriented strength, endurance and flexibility training based on current standards of training science and coaching.

Your benefits

40 years of German Quality

The BSA-Akademie is on of the leading institute in educating and qualifying fitness professionals in Germany.

The first „Basic Fitness Trainer“ course was held 40 years ago in Munich with fitness legend Arnold Schwarzenegger present. Since then, over 275.000 participants have graduated the course and turned their passion into a career.

Full flexibility

The „Basic Fitness Trainer“ is now avalaible as an online course in English. Start at any time, learn from anywhere in the world with our extensive online learning material and set your own learning pace.

Qualify yourself to train people all over the world in the english language.

Learn from and with professionals

The learning material has been developed by experts in the field of fitness training and exercise science. It offers a comprehensive and diverse learning experience. You will learn the basics of functional anatomy and training science. The course is designed so that you will be able to transfer the know-how into real-life training scenarios.

Get in touch with one of our distance teachers whenever you have a question.

What will I get out of the course?

Course goals

The course is the ideal qualification if you

Enter the fitness industry with this “basic” course

The course system at a glance

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Learning material

You will receive the course notes in digital form after registration. Online teaching videos help you to deepen your knowledge and transfer it to practical settings

Online learning system and distance teachers

Additional digital learning material provides a rich and sustainable learning experience. Our distance teachers are there for you, if you have any questions during your course


In the final online exam, you can put your knowledge to the test


You will receive a certificate as proof that you have successfully completed the course

40 years of BSA-Akademie: 40 years of "Basic Fitness Trainer"

BSA-Akademie was founded in 1983 and has since then established a standard for trainer qualifications with the “Basic Fitness Trainer”. It is the ideal course for everyone who wants to optimise their own training or turn their hobby into a career.

Over 275,000 course participants have aquired skills and expertise from about 90 BSA courses in the last 40 years. For many of them, this was their entry into a part-time or full time commitment to the health and fitness industry which is still a growing market with over 11 million clients in Germany. These health and fitness experts support people to take responsibility for their health and well-being.