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Education
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Personal Fitness Trainer

Be the catalyst for positive change in someone’s health.

By creating efficient and safe fitness programs designed specific to an individual, personal fitness trainers empower people to reach their fitness, health and wellness goals. Austin Community College’s Personal Fitness Trainer Program provides the science knowledge and practical skills required to become an effective personal fitness trainer.

Career Information

In addition to acquiring the knowledge to design safe, effective fitness programs for the apparently healthy adult, you also develop skills to enhance client success such as goal setting, fitness assessments, and interpersonal communication. Internships are required with partnering entities in the Personal Fitness Trainer certificate and AAS Degree. Graduates are trained to work with gyms, corporations, or individuals. You can also transfer a portion of the two year Associate of Applied Science to a four-year institution in the areas of Exercise Science, Health and Wellness Promotion and Kinesiology. Students are also prepared for national exams offered by the American Council on Exercise, National Strength and Conditioning Association and the American College of Sports Medicine.

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Job Titles & Career Information

Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors
21.42 Hourly Wage 2295 Currently Employed
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.
2295 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors are employed. This number is expected to increase by 9.54 % over the next four years.
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Program Maps

View the program maps below to see the sequence of courses needed to complete your chosen degree or certificate in this program.

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Awards in this Program


Associate of Applied Science

Personal Fitness Trainer


Certificate Level 1

Fitness Specialist Personal Fitness Trainer
Personal Fitness Trainer
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Which award path is right for you?

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.

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