Health Education: Personal Trainer

Are you passionate about fitness? Do you enjoy working out? Do you enjoy sharing techniques and tips with others? If so, a career as a personal trainer may be right for you. Personal trainers work with individual clients or with a group of 10 to 20 people, usually at a gym. The trainer helps clients evaluate personal fitness, set goals, and learn exercise techniques. You may keep a log of your clients’ goals and progress and also provide advice on lifestyle changes that can help clients be more fit.

The Personal Trainer certificate program will provide you with the skills and knowledge you need to develop and implement personal fitness programs. Students enrolled in this program will receive an accredited Personal Trainer certificate and upon completion will be required to continue 20 hours of further education and training every 2 years.

Career Opportunities

Personal trainers may work in health clubs, country clubs, hospitals, chiropractic care, fitness studios, resorts, cruise lines, corporate workplaces, and client homes. To further your education in this field, consider enrolling at a university to earn a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Physiology or a Master’s degree in Exercise Science.

Wage/Salary Information

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Program Home Campus

Edgewood; general education classes may be offered at other campuses

Entry time




Program Length

(After any developmental needs are met and if enrolled in 15 credit hours per semester)
Two semesters

Advising Sheet (PDF)


Personal Trainer