Is it possible to earn a Fitness Instructor degree in college?

I’m soon to be a graduate with Associate in Arts degree in Business Management, but I would really like to become an online trainer and help people in planning their diet and workout programs.
Is it necessary to study fitness training or attend the classes besides the college education?
Is it enough to just have a certification for training?

9 Answers

  1. Of course you can become a trainer without a higher education, but the high-class fitness houses likely will not hire you to work for them.
    It is required to have a degree in sports for working in the best fitness classes.

    Karin W Karin W Answered
  2. According to BLS, the high school diploma is enough for being a professional fitness instructor.
    However, the hirer want to see their trainers being educated in sports and fitness more and more. The bachelor degree in health and fitness sciences are demanded. And it’s a necessary requirement for each single fitness instructor to be knowledgeable in the fields of the sportive nutrition and exercising.
    To become a personal trainer, you can attend the special classes for the fitness certification. It would be useful to find a mentor who could help you to grow professionally.

    Abelardo Abelardo Answered
  3. You just need a certificate. When thinking about the online fitness training, I feel that there is not much of personal in it. Online format keeps you at the distance from your clients, and I believe they will not be encouraged and motivated enough to exercise by simply looking at the screen.
    The clients will be able to achieve the results in case you are there with them.

    AngryBird AngryBird Answered
  4. The AA degree and certificate will certainly verify your competence in the fitness training. But the professional fitness trainers are more frequently required to have master or bachelor degrees.
    Master’s is more preferred by the majority of employers.
    So, it depends on the level of professionalism you want to attain.

    Mr.Oldman Mr.Oldman Answered
  5. You can rely on your college education while changing the occupation fields.
    It will easily allow you to switch from training to management in sports, etc.

    Mr.Plus Mr.Plus Answered
  6. Experience is crucial, and it is what the companies are looking for in the trainers.

    PhD in PotatoHead Science PhD in PotatoHead Science Answered
  7. You just need a couple of hundred dollars to accomplish the program and get a fitness certificate.

    Brut Brut Answered
  8. I haven’t meet a fitness instructor in the USA who would have a degree. It’s a rare case.

    CEO CEO Answered
  9. Although the degree is not a necessity, I would personally prefer to be trained by someone with the bachelor’s.

    Harry Harry Answered