Looking for a career where you can stay fit and change lives? A professional fitness and personal training career provides both. It all starts with the right skills, knowledge and credentials, which Bryan University’s programs give you. We fast track you to success – so you can launch your career and start making a difference sooner.
Careers for health and fitness professionals, exercise instructors, nutrition coaches, and personal trainers are projected to grow much faster than average through the year 2031 at a rate of 11% or higher with projected job openings of 65,500 in the US.1
1Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2021-22 Edition, on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/personal-care-and-service/fitness-trainers-and-instructors.htm. Also see https://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/39-9031.00. Sites visited 1/20/2023. Also, job market conditions are dynamic and can change. This data is not intended to predict the market conditions that will be present when you graduate from your program and may differ based on your geographic location and other factors.
In this growing industry, an Associate Degree in Applied Exercise and Fitness can put you on the path to a fulfilling career opportunities2 including:
2 Example occupations shown herein do not imply a guarantee of employment. Students are responsible for conducting occupational research for their chosen program. Employers have unique hiring practices and job-specific requirements, which may include years of experience for manager positions. Graduates with little to no prior experience should expect an entry-level position.
Health and fitness professionals have a range of opportunities for employment such as:
You’ll receive a dedicated career services advisor that provides job search assistance, job networking best practices, interview preparation, and helps you create an eye-catching resume.
Bryan U programs are aligned with employers’ needs to ensure you get the most current and relevant skills, including:
Bryan University’s Applied Exercise and Fitness Associate Degree is aligned with competencies by the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) and developed in collaboration with industry experts. You’ll gain valuable practice experience online combined with assignments that simulate job tasks to ensure you’re job-ready upon graduation.
Get targeted practice using NASM’s test prep study modules to prepare for certification exams such as Certified Personal Trainer and Group Exercise. Track your progress and get feedback for improvement.
Practice & demonstrate your skills to your instructors from home using a mobile-compatible video platform integrated into your learning assignments. Role-play trainer-client conversations & fitness consultations.
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Following the completion of this program, students will be able to:
As a Bryan University student, you’ll receive these benefits and services included in tuition at no extra cost.
Prepare for third-party certifications – one certification exam attempt paid for by the university.
We give you easy access to your e-textbooks and software.
Our tutors and academic staff provide personalized support whenever you need it.
You’ll receive a starter package to ensure you’re ready to succeed in your program.
Finish in the shortest time possible and never get wait-listed for course registration.
As a graduate, audit previously completed courses free to keep your skills sharp.
You'll receive dedicated support to help you succeed in and out of the classroom.
Get expert help to ensure you're job-ready and connect with employers.
Learn from faculty with real-world experience in their field.
We recognize that life can be busy and complex, so we’ve designed the learning experience around you. You have the option to complete your homework assignments online each week at days and times convenient to you. You have the flexibility to resubmit homework to improve your grades and gain greater mastery of the course content.
We provide you with user-friendly learning technology such as adaptive digital textbooks and simulated job tasks to help you learn faster, easier, and retain more knowledge. All your efforts are recorded so you can track your progress and plan your time more effectively.
Studying online with Bryan lets you learn from the comfort of home while connecting you in live events with peers, teachers, industry professionals, and mentors. If you happen to miss the event, we record them so can you watch them later and not miss a beat. Whenever you need help with an assignment, you can schedule a tutor at any time online with the click of a button.
At Bryan, we don’t think learning online means learning alone. Connect with faculty, peers, and student support conveniently from your smartphone, tablet, or computer using Zoom, a user-friendly video app. You’ll join a vibrant community that includes industry experts who will provide support, expand your professional network, and celebrate your success along the way.
Most programs provide live classes that are also recorded in case you miss them and need to watch them later - click here for a list of live classes by program.
Didn't get the grade you wanted? At Bryan U, you can resubmit your homework to improve your grades.
You'll learn using a program that adapts to your knowledge level while helping you learn faster and retain more.
Engage with others in class using a social platform to share your thoughts on topics you're interested in.
Bryan offers affordable tuition rates for all students, no matter where they reside. We don't differentiate between residents or non-residents. We also lock-in your tuition rate when you enroll, so you can rest assured that your tuition will never increase over the length of your program.
If you apply to Bryan University with prior college credits and/or a degree, we’ll accept as many credits as possible to validate the hard work you’ve already completed. If you complete a Bryan U associate degree or undergraduate certificate, these credits are transferrable to a higher degree, such as a bachelor’s degree.
As an accredited institution, students of Bryan University who are residents of the United States may qualify for federal financial aid. Our team of dedicated financial advisors can also help you understand what other options are available to you. To learn about those who qualify, please visit our financial aid page.
For students who are veterans or active-duty members of the U.S. military, you may also use your military educational benefits, if qualified. Please see our military benefits page for more details. You may also complete the Request Information form or call us at 888-721-9773 to receive immediate assistance.
As you progress through each credential level (e.g., certificate to associate degree, or associate degree to bachelor's degree), your tuition decreases. Plus, your tuition is locked in once you enroll so that it never goes up as long as you remain continuously enrolled in good academic standing. For a current listing of Bryan University's tuition rates by program, please visit our tuition rates page.
To be admitted to Bryan University, prospective students must complete the following requirements:
To begin this process, we invite you to contact a member of our admissions team at 888-768-6861 or complete the Request Information form.