Visit our blogs

Health Fitness Certification & Personal Trainer Education

It’s a win-win situation: As a well-qualified trainer or wellness coach, you will improve your clients’ lives and enjoy a rewarding career. Offered on campus and online, personal trainer education at Globe University will provide you with a solid foundation in exercise science, experience in the latest techniques and the skills needed to acquire a fitness certification.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that nearly half of American youths aged 12 through 28 are not active on a regular basis. Multiple studies show that a lack of physical activity is one of the major risk factors for cardiovascular disease, diabetes type II, and colon cancer.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts faster than average growth in this career field.  Job opportunities will be increasing due to health insurance incentives, the aging of the baby boomer population and a focus on exercise for youth.*

Do you already see and promote the value of fitness for people of all ages? Do you consider yourself a natural leader? Check out our health fitness programs and get started on your career!


To view this video, you will need to enable JavaScript in your browser options.

Health Fitness Career Opportunities

Find out what kind of career opportunities graduates of the health fitness program are prepared for.

View Video Transcript »

Health Fitness In the Classroom

Learn about the classroom environment at Globe University.

View Video Transcript »

“I really wanted a career where I could help others make a healthy start. The program has changed my life—given me new opportunities. I will be specializing in fitness for special populations, working with aging body and metabolic issues such as diabetes and obesity.”Joeleen M. Romann

Find out more about careers in health fitness. Call 1-877-303-6060 or contact admissions today.

Master's, bachelor's and associate degree programs

Fitness Certifications

Our graduates have prepared for and successfully achieved a wide variety of national certifications, including:

  • NSCA
  • ACSM
  • ACE
  • MAT Jumpstart
  • RTS®
  • IYCA Youth Specialist

NEW OPTION! Now earn a professional certification from Life Time Fitness.  Students at Globe University Woodbury campus can earn a Life Time Academy certification while completing their bachelor’s degree.  Additional certifications within this program are:

  • CPT - Certified Personal Trainer
  • CES - Corrective Exercise Specialist
  • PES - Performance Enhancement Specialist
  • Metabolic Specialist certification and accreditations

Students also have the option to take instruction towards MAT Jumpstart and RTS.

MAT Jumpstart Courses:
Provides students with the ability to assess for positional weaknesses and monitor how the body handles forces relating to exercise prescription.

Students will learn specific isometric exercises (PIC) designed to increase stability through various ranges of motion in the body.

RTS courses:

  • Study the principles and application of Exercise Mechanics.
  • Learn the effects of the exercise-specific direction and application of the external forces upon the joints and tissues.
  • Master the customization and strategic manipulation of all the factors that comprise the Exercise Experience™.

 Benefits of our exercise science training

What employers say about our graduates

“Life Time Fitness actively seeks to hire graduates from the Health Fitness Specialist degree program at Globe University and Minnesota School of Business. As the market becomes increasingly competitive, clients want personal trainers with relevant bachelor’s degrees and high-level certifications. The Health Fitness Specialist curriculum at this college provides just that as well as business and leadership skills rarely seen in our industry.”Jason Stella | Life Time Fitness personal training department head

Learn more

Earn a health fitness degree and prepare for the MAT fitness certification and professional advancement. Contact college admissions for more information about our degree programs, career outlooks and the enrollment process.

Student Outcomes Disclosure-Associate in Health Fitness Specialist
Student Outcomes Disclosure-Bachelor in Health Fitness Specialist
ELQ Guid:
Search Engine:
Search Terms:
Contact Us Today
First Name
Last Name
High School/GED Grad Year
Submitting this form constitutes your express written consent to receive phone calls and/or text messages from Globe University at the phone number(s) provided, including a wireless number, regarding furthering your education.
View the Program Grid