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School of Medical Sciences at Anaheim Campus

Associates Degree inHealth and Fitness Trainer

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Platt College’s Health and Fitness Trainer Associates Degree helps you build the skills you need to start an exciting new career. Employment of fitness trainers and instructors is projected to grow 8 percent from 2014 to 2024.

Platt College’s curriculum is approved by the National Academy for Sports Medicine (NASM). For over 25 years, NASM has offered industry-recognized certifications in the Personal Training field.

The mission of Platt College’s Health & Fitness Trainer program is to train students in the skills needed to pass their examinations for the fitness certification program, Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) and gain entry-level employment in the Health & Fitness fi

Health & Fitness Trainers typically do the following:

  • Demonstrate how to perform various exercises and routines
  • Watch clients do exercises
  • Demonstrate or explain correct exercise techniques to minimize injuries and improve fitness
  • Provide alternative exercises during workouts or classes for different levels of fitness and skill
  • Monitor clients’ progress and adapt programs as needed
  • Explain and enforce safety rules and regulations on sports, recreational activities, and the use of exercise equipment
  • Give clients information or resources about nutrition, weight control, and lifestyle issues
  • Give emergency first aid if needed

Upon successful completion of Platt College’s Health & Fitness Trainer program, you can expect to qualify for entry-level positions and may obtain employment in:

  • Health Clubs
  • Fitness Centers
  • Recreation Centers
  • Gyms
  • Yoga and Pilates Studios
  • In-Home Personal Training

As businesses, government, and insurance organizations continue to recognize the benefits of health and fitness programs for their employees, incentives to join gyms or other types of health clubs are expected to increase the need for fitness trainers and instructors.

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Fitness Trainers and Instructors, on the Internet at (visited June 09, 2016).

Serving Southern California for over 30 years

Serving the Greater Los Angeles, Orange County and Inland Empire areas for over 30 years, Platt College offers degree programs to train graduates for careers in the legal, medical, and creative fields.

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