Exercise Science Degree

Train for a Career in Fitness

Help improve the well-being of others with a career in exercise science.

Online Health Fitness Specialist Degree

If you have a passion for fitness and dream of a career as a personal health fitness trainer, an exercise science degree from Globe University is a great place to get started. Our exercise science specialist programs can prepare students with the exercise science skills and understanding of industry techniques necessary for a successful career in the field.

In addition, students in the exercise science specialist program at Globe University complete a curriculum that includes a variety of business courses. These classes better prepare our students for leadership roles and advancement opportunities in their careers.

“Life Time Fitness actively seeks to hire graduates from the Exercise Science 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 Exercise Science 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

Why Exercise Science?

  • Demand for qualified professionals in the field
  • Rewarding career that directly impacts clients’ lives
  • Ability to work in various areas of the fitness industry

“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

Online Exercise Science Degree

As a student at Globe University, you are able to complete any of our exercise science programs online. The online exercise science degree programs offer flexibility for students whose schedules won’t allow the opportunity to take classes on campus. At Globe University we ensure that our online division class curriculum is comparable to on campus courses, with instructors who have relevant industry expertise. Learn more about Globe University’s online division.

Exercise Science Degrees

Our exercise science program allows you to build upon your education with Globe University, avoiding any loss of credits. Our exercise science associate degree credits can be applied toward a bachelor’s degree. A bachelor’s degree is required for the Master of Science in health fitness management.

Have questions about the exercise science program or any other exercise science degree? Call our admissions department at 1-877-303-6060 or request information.
  • Exercise science program graduates have the potential to work in a variety of positions related to personal fitness training. Possible positions, provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, include:

    1. Personal fitness trainers
    2. Group fitness trainers
    3. Specialized fitness instructors
    4. Fitness directors

    Learn more about exercise science careers.

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    1. Job Title(s)
    2. 10th Percentile Salary
    3. 25th Percentile Salary
    4. 50th Percentile Salary
    1. Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors
    2. $17,630
    3. $20,310
    4. $31,720

    This annual salary data 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 median income for the profession.

    The US Bureau of Labor Statistics has projected employment growth rates for 2012-2022.

    1. 13%

    Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructor

    1. 11%

    Average for all Occupations

    View Bureau of Labor Statistics