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Fitness trainers provide personalized and group exercise activities, such as cardiovascular, stretching, strength training and sports activities. They evaluate their clients, learn their goals and design an appropriate training program. Fitness trainers provide leadership, demonstrate techniques, observe their clients and offer tips for improving their techniques. Often, the program needs to be altered after numerous training sessions.

Fitness instructors are employed in health clubs, resorts, exercise clubs, sports training facilities and fitness centers of large companies. They also work in country clubs, hospitals and yoga and Pilates centers. Many fitness trainers have a specialty, however some provide a wide variety of fitness assistance. Some in the profession, provide fitness training at their client's residence.

Responsibilities

  • Evaluate the physical condition, the abilities and the needs of participants
  • Create variations on the basic fitness plan for some members of the class
  • Offer instructions to improve client's abilities
  • Make alterations to their client's training plan
  • Offer resources regarding nutrition, lifestyle choices and controlling weight
  • Design exercise routines
  • Offers instructions for maintaining exertion levels
  • Provide proper breathing techniques
  • Observe the progress of participants
  • Maintain exercise equipment
  • Select music when applicable
  • Make membership sales at health clubs

Job Characteristics

Fitness trainers work in a variety of settings. Due to many clients participating in exercise programs before or after work, fitness instructors often work in the early morning hours, the evenings and during the weekends. Some work full-time, however there are many part-time positions available in the profession.

Those working in small facilities are often required to work at the front desk, sign new members, provide tours of the facility and supervise the cardiovascular and weight training sections of the facility.

Being astute at assessing the physical condition and the needs of clients is an important part of the job. Fitness trainers need good communication skills and they should enjoy working with others. Listening carefully to clients and understanding the clients' situation from their perspective is important in this profession. They also need to have good motivation and teaching skills and have empathy for the clients. In addition, sometimes frustration is part of the occupation due to clients not having passion for exercise, or having poor skills or not being able to properly follow instructions.

Good stamina, body coordination and strength are important factors for fitness instructors. In addition, fitness trainers are at risk for injury due to frequently participating in physical activities.

Employment Outlook

The growth in fitness programs in the country has stimulated a strong demand for fitness instructors. Aerobics, weight lifting and body conditioning have gained in popularity. Some experienced fitness trainers with a large clientele open their own fitness club. They also have the opportunity to advance to head trainer and program manager at large fitness facilities.

Self-employed fitness instructors are involved with advertising, marketing, dealing with paperwork and cleaning their facility. Having basic business skills is important.

In 2006, there were approximately 235,000 fitness worker positions. Approximately 8 percent of fitness workers are self-employed and many of them are personal trainers. A lot of the jobs are part-time. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the growth rate for fitness workers is expected to be 27 percent from 2006 through 2016 which is mush faster than the average for all types of employment. Part-time employment is projected to be easier to obtain that full-time positions.

The increase in demand for fitness trainers is primarily due to more people getting involved with fitness programs. Aging baby boomers are concerned about staying in good physical shape and are involved in exercise programs. Childhood obesity concerns has created a strong increase in children's health club memberships and also for personal trainers for children. In addition, the projected increase in demand for Pilates and yoga instructors is partly due to the popularity of the programs with older citizens.

In 2006, the median annual earnings for fitness trainers and aerobic teachers was $25,910. The middle 50 percent earned from $18,010 to $41,040. These numbers do not include the earnings from those that are self-employed in the profession. Successful self-employed fitness trainers often have significantly higher earnings.

Education, Certification, and Licensing

Typically, fitness facilities require fitness instructors to have certification in the field. Sometimes group leaders are allowed to begin their employment at a facility without being certified but usually they are asked to acquire certification in the future. Most of the time fitness trainers are expected to be experts when hired. They're not offered on-the-job training, however occasionally they might be given training for a unique exercise or training for working with a particular age group. They also may be provided training regarding the operational aspects of the facility.

The education and training necessary for the occupation depends on the types of fitness work the candidate has selected. Group fitness instructors, personal trainers and those that have selected to teach Yoga or Pilates have different education training requirements. Often, group instructors gain skills by participating in exercise programs until they are prepared to lead their own class. In addition, some take training courses and attend fitness conventions.

Personal trainers typically take training classes in order to become certified in the field. Sometimes they begin their careers by working with an experienced personal trainer.

Pilates trainers often acquire their knowledge and skills by attending workshops and programs which take a year to complete. The Pilates Method Alliance has created training standards and suggest teachers have, at a minimum, 200 hours of training. The organization also has a list of Pilates training schools that meet their requirements. Some Pilates trainers are certified group instructors and have acquired skills by attending short Pilates workshops. The training requirements for yoga instructors are similar to Pilates trainers. The training programs for yoga instructors range from a couple of days to over two years.

More employers are seeking fitness instructors that have acquired a bachelor's degree in a health or fitness related subject and have certification in the profession. There are numerous organizations which provide certification. Receiving certification from a leading organization has become important for obtaining employment.

Certifying organizations that have been accredited by The National Commission for Certifying Agencies are typically considered to be reputable. The majority of certifying organizations require candidates to have a high school diploma, have a certification in CPR and pass an exam. The exams typically include a written section and a practical component. Most certification organizations provide study materials and exam preparation workshops. Certifications typically last for two years.

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Major Employers

The majority of fitness trainers work in physical fitness facilities and health clubs.

Schools for Fitness Trainers And Aerobics Instructors are listed in the column to the left.

Metro Areas Sorted by Total Employment for:
Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors

Listed below are metro areas sorted by the total number of people employed in Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors jobs , as of 2016

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov; 2014-24 State Occupational Projections, Projections Central, projectionscentral.com

     
Metro Area (Alabama) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Hoover 840 $38,210
Birmingham 840 $38,210
Montgomery 310 $37,220
Mobile 240 $31,840
Huntsville 220 $44,890
Tuscaloosa 110 $29,360
Gadsden 70 $38,560
Opelika 60 $19,640
Auburn 60 $19,640
Daphne N/A $18,530
Fairhope N/A $18,530
Foley N/A $18,530
Florence N/A $34,510
Muscle Shoals N/A $34,510
     
Metro Area (Alaska) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Anchorage 360 $37,270
     
Metro Area (Arizona) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Scottsdale 3820 $41,800
Phoenix 3820 $41,800
Mesa 3820 $41,800
Tucson 820 $30,180
Flagstaff 120 $44,460
Lake Havasu City 70 $25,350
Kingman 70 $25,350
Yuma N/A $32,710
Prescott N/A $37,530
     
Metro Area (Arkansas) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Conway 570 $24,550
North Little Rock 570 $24,550
Little Rock 570 $24,550
Jonesboro 90 $40,910
Hot Springs 40 $18,560
     
Metro Area (California) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Anaheim 8990 $46,810
Long Beach 8990 $46,810
Los Angeles 8990 $46,810
Oakland 5650 $49,030
Hayward 5650 $49,030
San Francisco 5650 $49,030
Carlsbad 3090 $40,840
San Diego 3090 $40,840
San Bernardino 2410 $44,550
Riverside 2410 $44,550
Ontario 2410 $44,550
Sunnyvale 2340 $40,680
San Jose 2340 $40,680
Santa Clara 2340 $40,680
Sacramento 1890 $46,850
Arden 1890 $46,850
Arcade 1890 $46,850
Roseville 1890 $46,850
Ventura 940 $56,480
Oxnard 940 $56,480
Thousand Oaks 940 $56,480
Santa Barbara 670 $51,430
Santa Maria 670 $51,430
Santa Rosa 650 $58,050
Fresno 420 $56,000
Stockton 390 $38,720
Lodi 390 $38,720
San Luis Obispo 380 $43,140
Paso Robles 380 $43,140
Arroyo Grande 380 $43,140
Modesto 300 $46,520
Salinas 280 $58,030
Bakersfield 270 $34,720
Fairfield 270 $42,280
Vallejo 270 $42,280
Chico 260 $33,860
Napa 180 $56,040
Yuba City 140 $42,110
Visalia 100 $33,690
Porterville 100 $33,690
Watsonville 90 $59,300
Santa Cruz 90 $59,300
Merced 80 $30,970
Madera 80 $40,930
Hanford 60 $23,970
Corcoran 60 $23,970
Redding 60 $28,000
     
Metro Area (Colorado) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Aurora 4380 $40,300
Denver 4380 $40,300
Lakewood 4380 $40,300
Boulder 740 $56,980
Colorado Springs 710 $44,840
Fort Collins 490 $37,980
Greeley 160 $31,730
Grand Junction 150 $34,200
Pueblo N/A $40,090
     
Metro Area (Connecticut) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Norwalk 1440 $39,890
Bridgeport 1440 $39,890
Stamford 1440 $39,890
East Hartford 1180 $42,160
West Hartford 1180 $42,160
Hartford 1180 $42,160
New Haven 460 $49,950
Danbury 270 $54,400
     
Metro Area (Delaware) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Dover 70 $25,520
     
Metro Area (Florida) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
West Palm Beach 4080 $33,530
Miami 4080 $33,530
Fort Lauderdale 4080 $33,530
St. Petersburg 2910 $37,760
Clearwater 2910 $37,760
Tampa 2910 $37,760
Kissimmee 2360 $37,150
Orlando 2360 $37,150
Sanford 2360 $37,150
Jacksonville 730 $48,310
North Port 700 $30,430
Bradenton 700 $30,430
Sarasota 700 $30,430
Ormond Beach 500 $30,860
Daytona Beach 500 $30,860
Deltona 500 $30,860
Melbourne 370 $40,340
Titusville 370 $40,340
Palm Bay 370 $40,340
Tallahassee 330 $20,010
Cape Coral 280 $29,330
Fort Myers 280 $29,330
Port St. Lucie 220 $32,080
Immokalee 220 $42,220
Naples 220 $42,220
Marco Island 220 $42,220
Lakeland 170 $29,390
Winter Haven 170 $29,390
Brent 160 $31,190
Ferry Pass 160 $31,190
Pensacola 160 $31,190
Destin 150 $27,690
Fort Walton Beach 150 $27,690
Crestview 150 $27,690
Gainesville 140 $38,000
Vero Beach 130 $28,790
Sebastian 130 $28,790
Ocala 110 $37,010
Homosassa Springs 50 $22,710
Sebring 40 $35,950
Panama City 40 $43,500
     
Metro Area (Georgia) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Roswell 3010 $42,280
Atlanta 3010 $42,280
Sandy Springs 3010 $42,280
Athens 200 $39,930
Clarke County 200 $39,930
Macon 130 $39,920
Savannah 80 $24,010
Albany 70 $18,550
Valdosta 60 $28,510
Warner Robins 40 $41,390
Dalton N/A $39,610
     
Metro Area (Hawaii) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Urban Honolulu 760 $42,240
Lahaina 60 $43,300
Wailuku 60 $43,300
Kahului 60 $43,300
     
Metro Area (Idaho) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Boise City 690 $27,160
Coeur d'Alene 140 $30,610
Pocatello 70 $26,240
Idaho Falls N/A $26,820
     
Metro Area (Illinois) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Rockford 380 $21,490
Springfield 310 $24,080
Bloomington 290 $42,960
Peoria 290 $43,140
Champaign 170 $31,050
Urbana 170 $31,050
Decatur 110 $28,490
Marion 80 $28,800
Carbondale 80 $28,800
Danville 50 $22,940
Kankakee 40 $36,740
     
Metro Area (Indiana) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Indianapolis 1510 $30,030
Anderson 1510 $30,030
Carmel 1510 $30,030
Fort Wayne 330 $24,770
West Lafayette 240 $25,980
Lafayette 240 $25,980
Bloomington 120 $32,410
Goshen 70 $32,720
Elkhart 70 $32,720
La Porte 50 $23,160
Michigan City 50 $23,160
Kokomo 50 $28,640
Terre Haute 40 $29,400
     
Metro Area (Iowa) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
West Des Moines 1430 $31,040
Des Moines 1430 $31,040
Cedar Rapids 420 $23,020
Dubuque 240 $30,300
Iowa City 210 $28,040
Ames 150 $29,130
Cedar Falls 110 $29,700
Waterloo 110 $29,700
     
Metro Area (Kansas) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Wichita 510 $38,630
Topeka 220 $25,090
Manhattan 100 $20,150
Lawrence N/A $22,640
     
Metro Area (Kentucky) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Lexington 420 $40,690
Fayette 420 $40,690
Bowling Green 120 $41,420
Fort Knox 70 $18,950
Elizabethtown 70 $18,950
Owensboro 40 N/A
     
Metro Area (Louisiana) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Baton Rouge 750 $30,660
New Orleans 530 $25,760
Metairie 530 $25,760
Lafayette 390 $20,200
Bossier City 190 $18,210
Shreveport 190 $18,210
Houma 150 $21,230
Thibodaux 150 $21,230
Monroe 110 $18,430
Hammond N/A $18,070
     
Metro Area (Maine) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
South Portland 420 $40,260
Portland 420 $40,260
Bangor 60 $31,550
     
Metro Area (Maryland) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Baltimore 3610 $38,190
Towson 3610 $38,190
Columbia 3610 $38,190
Lexington Park N/A $37,590
California N/A $37,590
     
Metro Area (Massachusetts) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Leominster 170 $45,960
Gardner 170 $45,960
Barnstable Town 150 $51,190
Pittsfield 110 $38,310
New Bedford 90 $30,820
     
Metro Area (Michigan) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Detroit 2250 $30,370
Dearborn 2250 $30,370
Warren 2250 $30,370
Grand Rapids 1040 $27,870
Wyoming 1040 $27,870
Ann Arbor 460 $30,180
Lansing 350 $42,260
East Lansing 350 $42,260
Jackson 120 $19,650
Saginaw 120 $27,710
Benton Harbor 110 $34,680
Niles 110 $34,680
Midland 100 $31,170
Flint 90 $28,070
Kalamazoo 90 $37,500
Portage 90 $37,500
     
Metro Area (Minnesota) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Rochester 190 $42,610
St. Cloud N/A $24,140
Mankato N/A $37,610
North Mankato N/A $37,610
     
Metro Area (Mississippi) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Jackson 340 $25,530
Pascagoula 150 $37,610
Biloxi 150 $37,610
Gulfport 150 $37,610
Hattiesburg 80 N/A
     
Metro Area (Missouri) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Springfield 300 $29,920
Columbia N/A $46,070
     
Metro Area (Montana) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Missoula 190 $33,090
Billings 180 $42,160
Great Falls 70 $31,040
     
Metro Area (Nebraska) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Lincoln 590 $24,690
Grand Island N/A $19,330
     
Metro Area (Nevada) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Paradise 1350 $33,020
Henderson 1350 $33,020
Las Vegas 1350 $33,020
Reno 580 $31,310
     
Metro Area (New Hampshire) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Manchester 290 $41,110
     
Metro Area (New Jersey) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Trenton 490 $55,610
Atlantic City 170 $56,480
Hammonton 170 $56,480
Ocean City 130 $43,480
Bridgeton 40 $27,650
Vineland 40 $27,650
     
Metro Area (New Mexico) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Albuquerque 840 $41,310
Las Cruces 130 $23,790
Santa Fe 70 $44,000
Farmington N/A $30,940
     
Metro Area (New York) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Cheektowaga 1040 $31,320
Niagara Falls 1040 $31,320
Buffalo 1040 $31,320
Rochester 1000 $42,480
Schenectady 970 $31,840
Troy 970 $31,840
Albany 970 $31,840
Syracuse 570 $32,400
Binghamton 120 N/A
Utica 110 $32,630
Rome 110 $32,630
Glens Falls 60 $48,620
Elmira 40 $30,870
Ithaca 40 $48,430
Kingston N/A $32,930
     
Metro Area (North Carolina) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Raleigh 1850 $48,040
Salem 840 $26,690
Winston 840 $26,690
Durham 700 $48,350
Chapel Hill 700 $48,350
Greensboro 670 $29,830
High Point 670 $29,830
Asheville 300 $34,940
Fayetteville 270 $36,300
Wilmington 260 $39,710
Burlington 120 $19,520
Morganton 110 $31,890
Hickory 110 $31,890
Lenoir 110 $31,890
Goldsboro 70 $34,240
Greenville N/A $36,610
     
Metro Area (North Dakota) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Bismarck 150 $28,740
     
Metro Area (Ohio) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Columbus 1590 $22,530
Cleveland 1410 $38,420
Elyria 1410 $38,420
Akron 710 $20,910
Dayton 680 $25,180
Toledo 480 $21,700
Canton 450 $19,790
Massillon 450 $19,790
Mansfield 50 $26,180
Springfield 40 $23,160
     
Metro Area (Oklahoma) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Oklahoma City 920 $32,970
Tulsa 710 $38,610
Lawton 50 $33,030
     
Metro Area (Oregon) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Eugene 700 $35,860
Salem 360 $31,790
Redmond 270 $31,750
Bend 270 $31,750
Medford 120 $30,480
Albany 100 $20,200
Corvallis 80 $45,800
     
Metro Area (Pennsylvania) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Pittsburgh 2560 $32,060
Lancaster 480 $32,540
Carlisle 470 $36,450
Harrisburg 470 $36,450
Erie 330 $27,220
York 330 $38,680
Hanover 330 $38,680
Wilkes 290 $25,980
Barre 290 $25,980
Hazleton 290 $25,980
Scranton 290 $25,980
Reading 250 $35,480
State College 200 $28,810
Chambersburg 140 $28,760
Waynesboro 140 $28,760
Williamsport 90 $23,280
Altoona 90 $25,590
Berwick N/A $18,690
Bloomsburg N/A $18,690
     
Metro Area (Puerto Rico) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Caguas 180 N/A
Carolina 180 N/A
San Juan 180 N/A
     
Metro Area (South Carolina) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Mauldin 680 $29,190
Greenville 680 $29,190
Anderson 680 $29,190
Columbia 650 $40,150
Charleston 420 $34,010
North Charleston 420 $34,010
Florence 170 $26,640
Beaufort 110 $34,360
Bluffton 110 $34,360
Hilton Head Island 110 $34,360
Spartanburg 80 $44,600
     
Metro Area (South Dakota) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Sioux Falls 600 $29,600
Rapid City 150 $24,900
     
Metro Area (Tennessee) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Franklin 1210 $40,890
Murfreesboro 1210 $40,890
Davidson 1210 $40,890
Nashville 1210 $40,890
Knoxville 530 $33,010
Jackson 90 $42,310
     
Metro Area (Texas) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Dallas 5320 $44,370
Fort Worth 5320 $44,370
Arlington 5320 $44,370
Houston 4250 $47,140
Sugar Land 4250 $47,140
The Woodlands 4250 $47,140
Round Rock 1610 $43,250
Austin 1610 $43,250
New Braunfels 810 $33,140
San Antonio 810 $33,140
El Paso 350 $24,710
Lubbock 260 $23,570
College Station 250 $29,080
Bryan 250 $29,080
Waco 180 $27,660
McAllen 160 $44,330
Mission 160 $44,330
Edinburg 160 $44,330
Corpus Christi 150 $45,140
Amarillo 140 $29,250
Abilene 110 $37,040
Temple 90 $24,580
Killeen 90 $24,580
Midland 80 $36,140
Longview 70 $53,200
San Angelo 50 $33,780
Victoria 30 $26,770
Odessa 30 $41,390
Tyler N/A $21,070
Wichita Falls N/A $24,270
     
Metro Area (Utah) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Salt Lake City 1680 $38,030
Clearfield 630 $35,030
Ogden 630 $35,030
Orem 520 $31,360
Provo 520 $31,360
St. George 190 $40,560
     
Metro Area (Vermont) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
South Burlington 420 $37,240
Burlington 420 $37,240
     
Metro Area (Virginia) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Richmond 1820 $40,190
Roanoke 430 $35,060
Lynchburg 260 $32,670
Harrisonburg 260 $42,030
Charlottesville 210 $42,870
Blacksburg 150 $36,700
Christiansburg 150 $36,700
Radford 150 $36,700
Waynesboro N/A $33,160
Staunton N/A $33,160
     
Metro Area (Washington) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Tacoma 4950 $47,070
Seattle 4950 $47,070
Bellevue 4950 $47,070
Spokane 500 $41,120
Spokane Valley 500 $41,120
Olympia 330 $24,830
Tumwater 330 $24,830
Kennewick 300 $40,070
Richland 300 $40,070
Silverdale 200 $44,390
Bremerton 200 $44,390
Yakima 170 $31,540
Bellingham 160 $41,700
Wenatchee 120 $43,740
Longview 50 $24,510
     
Metro Area (West Virginia) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Morgantown 100 $24,840
Vienna 60 $21,120
Parkersburg 60 $21,120
     
Metro Area (Wisconsin) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Waukesha 1730 $31,910
West Allis 1730 $31,910
Milwaukee 1730 $31,910
Madison 780 $39,700
Appleton 460 $26,920
Green Bay 290 $19,930
Neenah 290 $20,700
Oshkosh 290 $20,700
Eau Claire 240 $28,940
Sheboygan 90 $21,790
Fond du Lac 70 $34,930
Beloit N/A $20,180
Janesville N/A $20,180
Racine N/A $49,220
     
Metro Area (Wyoming) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Casper 120 $36,090
Cheyenne 110 $34,350

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Personal Services 3,800 1% $26,060
Hotel And Accomodation 2,470 1% $31,950
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  • Full Sail’s curriculum combines elements of creativity, art, business and life skills, technical prowess, and academic achievement.
  • Full Sail offers accelerated programs, so a degree that would normally take four years takes 24 months on average.
  • Students work with industry-standard tools and technologies, allowing them to gain practical knowledge and real-world experience.
  • Join us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram to interact with our community, read about grad success, and see campus images.
Programs
  • B.S. in Sport Management
  • Ranked among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs by U.S. News and World Report in 2015.
  • Ranked among the Best Online MBA Programs by U.S. News and World Report in 2015.
  • Founded in 1890, it has a campus in Waterbury, CT and offers online degree program in eight-week modules, six times a year.
  • About 800 students are enrolled at the main campus, and about half of them commute.
  • Online courses make it possible for students to earn a bachelor’s degree in as little as 18 months and a master’s degree in 14-24 months.
Programs
  • Fitness Specialist
  • Morning, afternoon, evening and weekend classes are available.
  • Offers lifetime career assistance services to graduates, including resume and cover letter assistance, employer networking, and one-on-one employment counseling.
  • Accredited by the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET).
  • 8 campuses located across California, with 3 additional campuses in New Hampshire and Maine and online options.
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Riverside
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Programs
  • Sport-Exercise Psychology (MA)
  • Designated as a 2015 Military Friendly® School by Victory Media, publishers of G.I. Jobs®.
  • Each program is designed to instill the knowledge, ethical values, and interpersonal skills of professional practice and to foster values of social responsibility.
  • Offers several flexible learning options, including a blended format that combines campus and online learning.
  • Several scholarship opportunities are available for students who qualify.
  • Features a competency-based MBA program that allows students to test out of subjects based on prior professional experience.
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Ontario
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We have some additional detailed pages at the state level for Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors.

Numbers in parentheses are counts of relevant campus-based schools in the state; online schools may also be available.

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