Associate in Applied Science in Health Fitness Specialist

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On Site/Online Fitness Trainer Associate Degree  

Minnesota School of Business offers an Associate in Applied Science in Health Fitness Specialist degree. The program, offered online and  residential at some campus locations provides a thorough study of the body and how it responds to exercise. A client or employer will look for strong credentials when hiring a fitness professional. This 2-year degree program will provide exactly that.

Kinesiology and exercise science: college courses taught by the best

Whether you enroll in classroom or online exercise science courses, your instructors will be experienced personal trainers, coaches and other industry experts. Through our network of industry professionals, you will have access to content from world-class experts. Your education will include a hands-on internship under the supervision of a qualified professional, which will give you an opportunity to showcase your skills and practice the latest fitness training techniques.

Features of on-site and online 2-year personal trainer programs

  • The degree program prepares students for various careers in wellness and fitness training. Courses cover three areas:
    • Health and exercise science: physiology, kinesiology, biomechanics, nutrition
    • Fitness training techniques: fitness analysis, exercise prescription for special populations, and theory of exercise
    • Business administration: marketing, communications and Microsoft Office Pro.
  • Flex your time with our online 2-year personal trainer program or at a convenient campus location.
  • Get hands-on practice in your supervised internship, an opportunity for you to work with outside clients.
  • Prepare for national personal trainer certifications, including American College of Sports Medicine's (ACSM) Certified Personal Trainer, National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Certified Personal Trainer, the level 1 certification from the International Conditioning Association (IYCA) and various certifications with the  American Council on Exercise (ACE).
  • Before and after graduation, career services will support you in your job searches.
  • Learn more about this exceptional program.

Kick start your career as a personal trainer

The Associate in Applied Science in Health Fitness Specialist program is now enrolling for the coming quarter! Get started today on training for a great career—call 1-877-655-7676 or contact college admissions.

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