Personal Fitness Trainer

Personal fitness trainers help us reach fitness, health, and wellness goals. This program provides the scientific understanding and practical skills required to design efficient and safe fitness programs. Your associate degree will prepare you to transfer to a four-year college or take several national certification exams.

Job Titles & Career Information

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  • Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors

    Instruct or coach groups or individuals in exercise activities. Demonstrate techniques and form, observe participants, and explain to them corrective measures necessary to improve their skills.

    Hourly Wage: $21.42

    Currently Employed: 2367


    2367 people are employed as Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors. This number is expected to increase by 9.29% over the next four years.

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Program Map

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Awards in This Program

Associate of Applied Science

  • Personal Fitness Trainer

Certificate Level 1

  • Personal Fitness Trainer
  • Fitness Specialist Personal Fitness Trainer
  • Personal Fitness Trainer Exercise Science

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ACC offers a variety of degree and certificate options to get you ready for the next step in your academic and career journey. Choosing the right award path is an important first step to reach your goals.