Health and Fitness Education AAS New Degree

If you're interested in obtaining an academic degree and also getting certified as a personal trainer, consider the Associate in Applied Science in Health and Fitness Education. The Health and Fitness Education AAS is a two-year associate's degree that builds on the FIT certificate's science-based courses in anatomy, physiology and kinesiology. The AAS introduces a communications component that focuses on your choice of a health-fitness instruction or a health-fitness management track.

Health-fitness professionals hold a variety of positions including personal fitness trainer, small-group exercise instructor, exercise testing and prescription technician, and fitness/exercise instructor. Health-fitness management positions include personal training manager, fitness manager, and supervisor of wellness services. An additional, new and emerging professional area is known as life coaching or wellness coaching.

What you need to know about getting your Health and Fitness Education AAS (CIP 310501)

Occupations that Health and Fitness Education AAS 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 Health and Fitness Education AAS Costs
Expense Cost
Fees $859.00
Books and supplies $2,717.00
Total Expenses $3,576.00
Total Health and Fitness Education AAS Costs
  in-district out-of-district out-of-state international
Tuition $5,760.00 $18,726.60 $23,601.60 $23,601.60
Additional Health and Fitness Education AAS Costs $3,576.00 $3,576.00 $3,576.00 $3,576.00
Program Total $9,336.00 $22,302.60 $27,177.60 $27,177.60
Health and Fitness Education AAS 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 $4,906.50
Private Loans $0.00
Institutional Payments $0.00