Exercise Science

Austin Community College’s accredited Exercise Science Program gives you the scientific understanding and practical skills you need to succeed as a personal fitness trainer. You’ll design fun and safe fitness workouts, prepare for national certification exams, and get qualified for jobs at top fitness centers.

The Only Nationally Accredited Personal Fitness Trainer Program in the State of Texas

Spring applications now being accepted

Limited Seats Available for Introductory Spring Courses for the Non-Major or Future Program Applicant. Contact Pamela Soto For More Information.

Pride Points

Only Texas accredited program

90% national certification pass rate

Fast-track career

ACC's Exercise Science Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs for personal fitness training.

Career & Salary Information

Exercise science graduates find jobs in a multibillion-dollar industry–– from personal trainers and wellness coaches in gyms, clubs, and health organizations. Labor market information shows careers in exercise science are growing and expected to increase more than 11 percent over the next four years in Central Texas. Here are just a few of the many career possibilities you might consider. 

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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: $

    Currently Employed:


    # people are employed as Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors. This number is expected to # over the next four years.

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Awards & Program Maps


Choose the Award Path That’s Right for You

ACC offers stackable credentials. Certificates prepare you for a career change or career advancement and often include credits that count toward associate degrees. Associate degrees further increase your employability and help you build a strong foundation for university transfer. Learn more.

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Associate of Applied Science Degree

Exercise Science

Certificate Level 1

Fitness Specialist Level 1
Personal Fitness Trainer Level 1