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Bachelor of Science in Health Fitness Specialist

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How to become a personal trainer? 4-Year Personal Trainer Degree Online or on Campus

The Bachelor of Science in Health Fitness Specialist is offered on campus and online. This 4-year degree prepares personal trainers, managers and other industry professionals to provide world-class services. In addition to fundamental personal trainer education, a student completes either a management or advanced exercise science focus.

Focus on exercise science: bachelor's degree electives

A student who chooses the advanced exercise science coursework in the bachelor's may prepare for two highly-regarded, national certifications: Resistance Training Specialist and Muscle Activation Techniques (MAT) Jumpstart™. These hands-on training seminars are offered at a residential campus and other U.S. locations.

Focus on fitness industry management: business electives

Choose a track that will prepare you to advance in any organization or manage your own business. Studies in marketing, HR, organizational behavior, small business management, social media and MS Office add flexibility to your resume.

More program features

  • Year-round courses and flexible online health fitness classes make it possible for many students to earn this four-year personal trainer degree in 36 months of full-time study. Availability of certification seminars may extend program length. 
  • Core exercise science training includes studies in kinesiology, biomechanics, general nutrition, sports psychology, fitness analysis, exercise prescription, child fitness, and more.
  • Faculty members are experienced industry pros, and coursework includes Internet-based presentations by world-class experts.  
  • Learn more about the bachelor's degree program.

How to become a personal trainer who exceeds industry standards:

The bachelor's in health fitness specialist program was developed in consultation with health fitness industry leaders. Our relationships in the health fitness industry allow us to provide the following unique benefits:

  • Video lectures and content from over 20 industry experts via PTA Global
  • Muscle Activation Techniques Jumpstart™ certification course
  • Dartfish interactive learning resources
  • Resistance Training Specialist® (RTS) 123 certification course

We are enrolling new students now for the coming quarter! If you have questions about our bachelor program or if you need guidance in how to become a personal trainer, call 1-877-655-7676 or contact college admissions to get help.

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