Fitness Instructor Training Certificate

The Fitness Instructor Training (FIT) Certificate prepares you for a career in personal training, exercise training, strength and conditioning, or life coaching if you do not wish to pursue a two-year Associates degree in Health Fitness Education and/or you already have a degree and wish to get certified as a personal trainer in one year's time.

The program uses material from the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), and other national governing bodies. So, as you complete your coursework, you'll also be preparing for your choice of national certifications. The majority of our students successfully complete one or more of these certifications by the time their coursework is finished. See FIT certificate curriculum.

All of the courses in the FIT Certificate can be applied to the Associate in Applied Science degree in Health and Fitness Education.

What you need to know about getting your Fitness Instructor Training Certificate (CIP 310501)

Occupations that Fitness Instructor Training Certificate prepares you for
Occupation and Occupational Profile Link SOC Code
Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers, Postsecondary 25-1193
Athletes and Sports Competitors 27-2021
Coaches and Scouts 27-2022
Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 39-9031
Additional Fitness Instructor Training Certificate Costs
Expense Cost
Fees $505.00
Books and supplies $1,053.00
Total Expenses $1,558.00
Total Fitness Instructor Training Certificate Costs
  in-district out-of-district out-of-state international
Tuition $2,304.00 $7,490.64 $9,440.64 $9,440.64
Additional Fitness Instructor Training Certificate Costs $1,558.00 $1,558.00 $1,558.00 $1,558.00
Program Total $3,862.00 $9,048.64 $10,998.64 $10,998.64
Fitness Instructor Training Certificate Completion Data
Completers in fiscal year 2013 5
Proportion Completing in Normal Time 0.00%
Median loan debt incurred by students who completed the program
Type of Loan Loan Amount
Title IV Loans $0.00
Private Loans $0.00
Institutional Payments $0.00