Health Fitness Specialist Associate Degree

Professional Fitness Trainer

Associate Program

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Quick Facts

Total Program Credits:
92 Credits

Transfer Credits:
Transfer in up to 75% of the program
*Prior learning and work experience may count toward program credit

Program Length:
6 quarters full time
18 months with year-round classes

Employment Rate:
46% for 2012 - 2013

Salary Range:
No data available

The Associate in Applied Science in health fitness specialist degree program at Globe University helps students establish the credentials to become a personal trainer and prepare for a career within a health club, recreation department, corporate wellness center or as an independent trainer.

Through our associate in health fitness specialist program, you will be able to develop skills important to the career field, including:

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

Additionally, students in the health fitness specialist 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 health fitness specialist 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


Exercise Prescription for Special Populations

This course introduces students to exercise prescription guidelines for programs in specific environments and for special populations.

Exercise Physiology
This course introduces the fundamental principles of human physiology and responses (both acute and chronic) to exercise.

Fitness Analysis
This course introduces students to professional standards for exercise evaluation, testing and prescription.

Here are a few examples of companies that have employed our graduates.

A.A.S. Health Fitness Specialist Graduates July 1, 2010 - June 30, 2013 

  • Anytime Fitness-Hudson
  • Brookdale Senior Living
  • Kosama-Total Body Transformation
  • The Grove Aquatic & Fitness Center

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