APEC's Online Personal Training Courses in Galway

APEC offers an exciting range of cost-effective, globally renowned fitness courses in Galway.


Our part-time courses give you access to expert, hands-on workshop days as well as the flexibility to learn at your own pace.


Expertise and perfection are the goals of our top programmes and unique approach.

personal training courses in Galway - APEC

Our Courses

Personal Training

Gain an Integrated Diploma in Personal Training from APEC and start your own personal training business.

APEC’s Personal Training, designed by elite coaches, combines requisite skills, knowledge, and behaviour to make you an exceptional personal trainer.

Anyone above the age of 16 who desires to work in the fitness business is welcome to enrol. 


Strength & Conditioning

The APEC Diploma in Strength and Conditioning provides strategies and methods for training elite athletes and teams in track, court, and field.

The online modules offered by APEC cover all parts of the certification and will help you develop into a competent Strength and Conditioning coach.


Health Coaching

Health Coaching will give you a comprehensive understanding of nutrition, integrative health, coaching skills, and behaviour modification methods.

Anyone having a Personal Trainer Level 4 Diploma or equivalent can pursue a Level 5 Diploma in Health Coaching.


Performance Nutrition

Coaches who wish to improve their health and performance via nutrition will benefit from the APEC Performance Nutrition diploma.

The course is completed entirely through the APEC e-learning platform but with the assistance of a designated APEC tutor.

Enrol and obtain an RSPH, Focus Awards accredited Level 5 Diploma in Performance Nutrition.

Mode of Study & Assessment

We employ blended learning technology, which combines the advantages of both online and offline learning. We make learning effective and efficient with our carefully curated, animated video content.


APEC’s award-winning e-learning platform allows you to complete 80% of the course from the convenience of your own home.


We also ensure practical coursework, which accounts for 20% of the total coursework, is completed. You can use one of our numerous training locations across the country to meet this requirement.

Course Assessment

To finish your chosen qualification, you will need to pass both theoretical and practical tests.


Each course is divided into modules, each of which requires a passing mark of 70%.


A 100% completed coursework, case studies, and online interactive assignments guarantee your chosen diploma.

Career and Progression

APEC not only certifies its students but also ensures that they are well-prepared for the demands of the industry. APEC provides the best for their students by supporting a variety of career options and progressions.


Internships with local/corporate gym partners, career counselling and guaranteed interviews are integrated into APEC’s courses. In both Ireland and Europe, we have assisted in the placement of APEC graduates in salaried and freelance roles.


We at APEC ensure that our courses are of the top mark. Our Personal Training diploma courses have been certified by some of the most eminent regulatory bodies of Ireland and the UK including:


  • Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) 

  • Ofqual

  • Focus Awards

  • Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA)

Pricing & Plans

Personal Trainer
Course Package


€ 1,499

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Personal Trainer & Nutrition Course Package


€ 2,499

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Achieving Meaningful Results.

APEC has pioneered the field of human performance and fitness education to help people achieve optimal performance in whatever they do. Today, APEC is the trusted provider for students looking to work in fitness, sports or health performance related industries. 

  • Hi all ,I would like to recommend APEC , to anyone that wants to start their coaching career , here at APEC I got a great experience and in... read more

    thumb Bartlomiej Jaskiewicz
    February 28, 2022

    I did the Personal Training/Fitness Instructor course with APEC and I found it very informative and convenient for myself as most of the course is online. Great for people that... read more

    thumb Lizzie Lowther
    February 21, 2022

    Great course, lots of informations and help from tutors 👍

    thumb Magdalena kucharska
    February 21, 2022
  • The Diploma in Personal Training course is perfect for anyone who cannot commit a certain day to studying/classes. It’s completely online except for your 3 day practical. Everyone I have... read more

    thumb Niki France
    January 26, 2022

    Learn on your own pace. Great support from your tutor!

    thumb Antonia Lucia Sanchez
    January 26, 2022

    Brilliant online programs 👏 have completed the personal training and Strength&Conditioning programs. Both have been very beneficial and allowed me to get then done at my own pace online. Couldn't... read more

    thumb shane Mullen
    January 26, 2022
  • Lessons were easy to follow along and I liked being able to complete the course in my own time. Video on completing the final case study was helpful.

    thumb Nicole Colgan
    January 19, 2022

    Shane and David were both just great. They explained the topics thoroughly, also in an engaging way that kept us attentive for the whole length of the course. They answered any question... read more

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    October 15, 2021

    I have used this company to attain a qualification in Personal Training. The online aspect of the course is easy to navigate but does require some personal dedication to focus... read more

    thumb Libby Gassor
    October 15, 2021
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    thumb wayne lynch
    September 15, 2021

    Excellent content and very knowledgeable helpful tutors

    thumb Shane O'Rourke
    September 15, 2021

    Had a fantastic experience here. The education experience I got exceeded my expectations

    thumb Patrick Trower
    August 15, 2021
  • I cannot recommend APEC enough. The level of education delivered in their courses is second to none. I did my personal training course with APEC about 2 years ago and... read more

    thumb Frank Panizo
    July 15, 2021

    Great qualifications, mixture of different learning which made the experience great and helped me gain knowledge and understanding in practical environment. Tutors were very supportive throughout when I had questions... read more

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    July 15, 2021

    The health and fitness education APEC deliver is excellent. Both the content and layout is highly professional and engaging. It was one of the most enjoyable and fastest ways... read more

    thumb Kyle Cahill
    July 15, 2021
  • Top level education from elite experience and scientifically backed. Could not recommend APEC more if I tried! Thank you for helping me get into S&C, the course I’ve been on has... read more

    thumb Ryan Foulkes
    July 15, 2021

    APEC are an excellent and extremely professional company to deal with. I personally come from a professional sports background and until dealing with APEC I had found it difficult to... read more

    thumb Shane Monahan
    July 15, 2021

    I did my personal training diploma with APEC last year. I loved the fact that the majority of the learning was online and I was able to do it at... read more

    thumb Kris Smith
    July 15, 2021
  • Course was top notch, great way to learn about the health and fitness industry. Lectures were very helpful with any questions I had. Would recommend anyone who has interest in... read more

    thumb Ross Browne
    July 15, 2021

    The content far exceeded my expectations - engaging and interesting. After the Personal Training Diploma I learnt everything what, how and why - from learning in depth about training science... read more

    thumb Jessica Cousins
    July 15, 2021
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