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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.
Only Texas accredited program
90% national certification pass rate
ACC's Exercise Science Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs for personal fitness training.
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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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.
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# people are employed as Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors. This number is expected to # over the next four years.
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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