Exercise Science Associate Degree

Associate degree in exercise science - personal trainer

The Associate in Applied Science in exercise science degree program provides students with industry knowledge and skills required for entry-level positions in the health, fitness and wellness industry.

Graduates of the program will be prepared for employment as personal trainers and consultants who work in public, private and government settings including health clubs, commercial fitness centers, corporate fitness/wellness centers, university wellness/adult fitness centers, municipal/city recreation/family centers and worksite health promotion organizations.

Students will also fulfill general education requirements in the areas of communication, social science, natural science and humanities provide analytical and communication skills as well as a global perspective of diverse cultures.

Through our associate in exercise science program, you will be able to develop skills important to the career field, including:

  • Nutrition
  • Medical terminology
  • Kinesiology (the study of human movement)

Additionally, students in the exercise science program learn business skills, such as professional communications and marketing, which play an important role in success once in their career.

In our associate of exercise science degree program, you can expect:

  • Small class sizes
  • Available tutors
  • Flexibility of day and evening courses
  • Financial aid staff with knowledge of scholarships and grants
  • Hands-on experience through applied- and service-learning projects

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Career Outlook

US Bureau of Labor Statistics projected
employment growth rates for 2014-2024

Fitness Trainers and Instructors
10th Percentile Salary $20,250
25th Percentile Salary $25,040
50th Percentile Salary $31,720

This annual salary is taken from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for this job title. The 10th percentile indicates the bottom 10 percent of earners make less than that figure annually; the 25th percentile means the bottom quarter of workers earn less than the number; and the 50th percentile shows the medium income for the profession.