Associate Degree in Advanced Personal Training and Exercise Science
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Attractive Income & Careers
In this fast-growing industry, a degree in Advanced Personal Training and Exercise Science (APTES) can put you on the path to varied job opportunities in a rewarding field. As a fitness professional, each day provides the opportunity to enhance the health and well-being of others in careers such as:
Certified Personal Trainer – become a certified personal trainer through the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) as part of the Bryan University curriculum.
Group Fitness Instructor/Group Exercise Instructor – conduct effective group exercise classes for various modalities offered at fitness centers.
Sports Performance Coach/Athletic Conditioning for individuals – design resistance training and cardiovascular exercise prescriptions for athletes to achieve performance-oriented goals. Provide motivation and corrective feedback.
Corrective Exercise Trainer – conduct health screenings and physical fitness assessments of clients who have experienced an injury and who have been medically released for independent physical activity.
Seize the Opportunity in a Growing Industry
Careers for health and fitness professionals and personal trainers are expected to grow through the year 2018 at a rate of 29 percent—that's much faster than the average 10 percent rate of growth for all careers.1 Preparing now means you'll be ready for the jobs of the future.
Employment Opportunities Abound
Health and fitness professionals have a range of opportunities for employment. From corporate settings to healthcare facilities to high-energy gyms and fitness centers, there’s a work environment for all personality types. Examples include:
Gyms and fitness facilities
Corporate fitness centers
An Online Advanced Personal Training and Exercise Science Program Like No Other
Core focus on exercise science, fitness, nutrition and personal trainer certification preparation
Gain hands-on experience with certified professionals in world-class gym facilities
Develop critical business skills you'll need to succeed in today's competitive environment
The cost to take one national certification through NASM and ACSM is included with the program tuition, along with books and supplies
Interactive Online Classes
Using student-centric internet technologies delivered live to your computer, you'll be able to see, hear and interact with your instructors and classmates right from the comfort of your home.
Further Your Education
Once you complete the Bryan University APTES Associate Degree program, you may wish to continue your education at the Bachelor's or Master's Degree level. Bryan University maintains an articulation agreement with California University of Pennsylvania (Cal U) that allows you to transfer your Bryan Associate Degree to Cal U for credit. For more information, please complete the form above.
The Bryan University Difference
Proven track record of successfully preparing graduates for over 70 years
Student-centered training experience from top educators and certified professionals in interactive virtual classes
Job placement assistance and lifetime refresher courses
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“My education through Bryan has allowed me to be a more confident, fit, knowledgeable individual both within my personal and professional life. This education has given me more information than most of my fellow personal training colleagues have gained over a five-year period working within the field, and people are often amazed at my wealth of knowledge.”
– Whitney Fray
“After completing this course, I am employed as a Personal Trainer in a commercial fitness facility. I am also surprised to find that my knowledge surpasses 75% of the trainers I have met in the field, not counting instructors.”
– Angela Most
1Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010 Edition.