Convert your healthy lifestyle and passion for fitness into a full-time career. With a Bachelor’s Degree from Bryan University in Professional Fitness Training & Exercise Science, you’ll gain a unique skillset and prepare for a fulfilling career in a growing industry.
Careers for health and fitness professionals, instructors, and personal trainers are projected to grow faster than average through the year 2028 at a rate of 11% or higher with projected job openings of 67,600 in the US.1
Earning your degree now means you’ll be ready for the jobs of the future.
As a graduate of the bachelor’s degree program, you’ll have the advanced knowledge and skillset to be job-ready for career opportunities that may include:
Health and fitness professionals, coaches and educators may have different opportunities for employment at the bachelor’s degree level. From corporate settings to healthcare facilities to high-energy gyms and fitness centers, there are work environments for different personality types. Examples may include:
The Bachelor of Science in Professional Fitness Training and Exercise Science provides a broad range of skills and competencies. Designed by industry leaders and based upon current competencies outlined by the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) and the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), you can be assured of learning the skills employers demand. Upon graduation, you’ll be immediately prepared for the job market.
In addition to preparing you for highly-regarded, nationally-recognized industry certifications, you’ll obtain advanced health and fitness competencies by leveraging some of the most innovative curriculum developed by, or in partnership with, Personal Training Academy Global (PTA Global).
As a student at Bryan University, you’ll attend a top health & fitness and exercise science program where you’ll gain a solid foundation of knowledge from faculty who have real-world industry experience. Your courses include the following:
At Bryan University, we believe that success in the field of health and fitness training demands a different approach to education. That’s why we’re dedicated to building a more innovative, hands-on learning environment that adapts to your unique needs and provides you with individual coaching and feedback.
For students choosing the Online learning option, you’ll experience live, interactive classes where you’ll be able to see, hear and interact with your instructors right from your computer at home. You’ll also be able to participate in online, collaborative learning with other students, view multimedia presentations of course content, and engage in ongoing forum discussions with instructors and students.
For students living in Phoenix or the surrounding area, you’ll have the option to attend our world-class campus located in Tempe, Arizona. We invite you to visit our campus for a tour of the facilities, plus you’ll have the opportunity to meet and speak with instructors. Please complete the Request Information form or call 888-768-6861 to schedule a tour.
“Our goal for graduates of the bachelor’s degree program is to be job-ready as true experts and leaders in the fitness industry.”
– Justin Harper, MA., CPT, PES
The Bachelor’s Degree in Professional Fitness Training and Exercise Science program prepares students for long-term success in the exciting, growing, and ever-changing field of health and fitness training. The program combines advanced exercise science and applied programming curriculum with unique behavior change and business operations curriculum to ensure students have mastered the most vital skills for success as a trainer in a variety of health and fitness settings. Students will perform cutting-edge skills through practical application to learn and advance their skills.