Fitness Trainer—Career Opportunities
Perhaps the most popular career choice for
fitness professionals today is personal training. The Fitness Trainer Program prepares students to work with
individuals one-on-one and in small groups, thereby increasing your job
recipients can also move on to become fitness/personal trainers and group
fitness instructors in the following settings: recreation districts, fitness clubs, privately owned clubs, large chain
clubs, as well as work with school sport teams or start their own businesses. Upon successful completion of the program they are well prepared for
certification testing through one or more of the following organizations:
N.S.C.A. Completion of the Fitness Trainer Certificate program does not
guarantee certification as a personal/fitness trainer or group fitness
instructor. Our program is not a
certifying organization, nor are we accredited through national organizations.
Overall employment of fitness workers is expected to grow faster than
the average for all occupations through 2016, due to rising interest in
personal training, aerobics instruction, and other fitness activities.
Projected job growth stems, in part, from rising demand for recreational
and fitness activities for older adults in senior centers, retirement
communities, and other settings. Fitness
professionals certified by the American Council on Exercise, ACE, reported the
following salary and hourly pay ranges plus factors effecting level of pay:
For job and internship listings and job search
assistance, contact the Job Resource Center in Building S, Room S202 at (708) 974-5737 or visit
http://www.morainevalley.edu/jrc. Resource: American Council on Exercise.