Words From Our Alumni

Highly-successful and proud of their time at NPTI, here are a few words from our alumni:


Natasha Moreno
CRUNCH FITNESS — NPTI GRADUATE 2018

“I completed my NASM through NPTI Oregon. The course curriculum included both theory and practical application which gave me the confidence to become a Personal Trainer. NPTI Oregon provided exposure to the best in the industry and helped me build connections. It is truly a place to learn and a chance to grow! NPTI has excellent instructors who are sound in knowledge and is equipped with the best gym to help students get more practical experience.”

ERIC BERNHARDT
NEXTGEN PERSONAL TRAINING — NPTI GRADUATE 2014

“Over the years I began to let my physique go and, along with that, my self-image suffered. I made the decision to take back my life, both physically and mentally. Upon research I found out that NPTI Oregon was highly respected, supported by the VA, and that its graduates had a high rate of success after course completion. Now. . . I feel better than I have in years, feel empowered by all the information I’ve received, and look forward to using my education to not only keep myself on the right track, but also help others in this new-found profession.”

Willie McBride
ANIMAL ATHLETICS — NPTI GRADUATE 2012

“NPTI Oregon has been an immensely enriching experience, providing me with a platform for personal growth, a foundation for finding and developing my passions, and a well-rounded and holistic education overall for steering my future career pursuits. The overlapping student body (half new students, half “old” students) is an ingenious design that allows newcomers to be trained and “taught” by returning students and then, in turn, to do the same themselves. That system, along with an extensive combination of classroom, text book, hands-on practical work, and supplemental readings and videos, provides an amazing opportunity for in-depth learning.The NPTI Oregon experience has been inspirational, transformative, and enlightening and it has my highest recommendation!”

JessEka Collins
NEXT LEVEL CHIROPRACTIC — NPTI GRADUATE 2017

“I attended NPTI Oregon in 2017, I am so happy that I did. I am a licensed Sports Massage Therapist and wanted Personal Training and Nutrition to be a well rounded Therapist for my clients. I wanted to be able to give more and NPTI really has given me the opportunity to grow in my line of work, also helped me grow as an individual. I learned a lot about training and how the body works during my time at NPTI. My favorite was learning more about nutrition. I highly recommend attending NPTI Oregon if you want to be a better trainer or to add the knowledge to another field you are currently in”

Tyler Harris
FIT FOODS — NPTI GRADUATE 2015

“The education I received at NPTI Oregon was everything I could've asked for and more. NPTI’s instructors gave me the tools to become the best trainer I could possibly be, which resulted in multiple job offers around the state of Oregon. Highly recommend to anyone with aspirations to be in the fitness industry!”

Stephen Alexander
NPTI GRADUATE 2013

“Attending Portland National Personal Training Institute was one of the best decisions I have made. After receiving a bachelors in Exercise Sports Science I wanted to pursue a career in personal training but wanted some hands on experience before giving it a shot. I was hesitant that I may already “know it all” before attending but going through the program it gives you much more than an excellent education. I was given the tools to start my business and a network to build it upon. NPTI Oregon provided me exactly what I needed to confidently pursue a career in personal training. I am very thankful to the instructors for the knowledge they share and attention they give each student. They do an amazing job.”

Jonathan Canalin
DENY SPORTS ASSOCIATION — NPTI GRADUATE 2018

“Take the course! It'll be a huge benefit for you. Whether you are brand new to the industry or experienced, the NPTI Oregon personal trainer program provides a broad range of information that has been very useful to the start of my training career. From anatomy, biomechanics, business, and nutrition to physiology, plyometrics, power, program design, strength, and more, this course teaches and allows you to receive great information in the short time you're enrolled. The instructors are helpful, resourceful, personable and for me most importantly, motivating. By taking the course, you will put yourself in a great position to understand the industry and to begin your career.”