Become a Personal Trainer in the Growing Field of Health & Fitness

Personal Trainer Undergraduate Certificate

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Career Outlook in Health and Fitness

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.

Expanding Careers

Careers for health and fitness professionals, group exercise instructors, nutrition coaches and personal trainers are projected to grow much faster than average through the year 2029 at a rate of 8% or higher with projected job openings of 66,400 in the US.1

Preparing now means you’ll be ready for the jobs of the future.

Diverse Employers

Health and fitness professionals have a range of opportunities for employment such as:

  • Gyms and fitness facilities
  • Corporate fitness centers
  • Rehabilitation centers
  • Self-employment

Attractive Career Opportunities

In this growing industry, a diploma from Bryan University can put you on the path to a fulfilling career2 including:

  • Certified Personal Trainer
  • Gym Staff Member
  • Independent Trainer/Contractor
  • Nutrition/Supplement Store Associate
  • Fitness and Wellness Coordinator

Program Overview

The program at Bryan University in Personal Training provides you a broad range of skills. You’ll prepare for highly-regarded industry certifications and receive interactive learning experiences, live coaching and feedback, and hands-on health and fitness expertise.

The Personal Training program was designed based on current competencies outlined by the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) so you can be assured of learning the skills employers demand.

Valuable Skills Employers and Entrepreneurs Need

As a student at Bryan University, you’ll gain extensive knowledge in our interactive classrooms from faculty who have real-world industry experience. Your courses will provide:

  • A core focus on body sciences (anatomy, physiology, & kinesiology)
  • Nutrition
  • Personal trainer certification preparation
  • Client intake and assessment, fitness screenings, and design of personal fitness programs
  • Motivational techniques, goal setting, and long-term sustainability of health habits
  • Critical business, sales, and client retention skills you’ll need to succeed in today’s competitive environment

When you receive an accredited diploma from Bryan University coupled with the credibility of a personal trainer certification, you’re immediately prepared for the job market.

Exceptional Value

Your investment in a Bryan University education will open doors to new career opportunities and provide you the following benefits:

  • Cost to take a national certification through NASM is included in the program tuition (or receive applicable course credit if you already hold a NASM credential)
  • Cost for all books, technology, and courseware are included in the program tuition
  • Accelerated program so you can start and finish fast – saving you time and money and helping you get to work sooner
  • Job search assistance from the Career Services team
  • Graduates can return and audit courses for free to recharge their skills
  • Student support services, including mentoring, tutoring, and technical support
  • Financial aid is available for those who qualify

Online & On-Campus Options Available

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, interactive 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 receive:

  • Live webcam interactions with instructors and experts right from home (webcams provided to all students)
  • Collaborative networking with peers
  • Adaptive learning using an interactive engine that helps you learn and retain more
  • Performance reports to help you track your progress and stay on top
  • Mobile-compatible video app that allows you to demonstrate proficiency and easily upload assignments
  • Timely, targeted coaching and feedback personalized to your needs

For students living in Phoenix or the surrounding area, you’ll have the option to attend our modern 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 learn more.

Earn Your Associate Degree and Bachelor’s Degree

Once you complete your Personal Trainer Undergraduate Certificate (PTUC), you may consider continuing your education at the associate degree or bachelor’s degree level. Bryan University offers an Associate Degree in Applied Exercise and Fitness, as well as a Bachelor of Science Degree in Professional Fitness Training & Exercise Science, developed in partnership with industry experts. All credits earned in the PTUC program fully transfer into these programs.

Career Services for Students and Graduates

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.


1 Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2020-21 Edition, on the Internet at Also see

2Example 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.

Program Details

Why We're Different: Students Come First

Tuition Lock Guarantee

We lock your tuition rate once you enroll, plus tuition goes down the longer you're in school.

Job Search Assistance

We provide students job search assistance while in school and once they graduate.

Accelerated Programs

You can get started - and finish - fast.

Welcome Kits Included

Once you enroll, we provide you a welcome kit package to ensure you're ready to start school.

Faculty Who Put You First

Our faculty provide you with personalized, individual attention and support.

Electronic Books & Courseware Included

We provide easy access to all your electronic textbooks and courseware.

Focus on Employment

You’ll graduate with a degree targeted for a specific job market and earn skills that match employers’ needs.

Learn by Doing

You’ll develop real-world skills by completing simulated job tasks and using industry technologies.

Return for Refresher Classes

As a graduate, you’ll have the privilege of auditing previously completed courses still being taught—at no charge—to keep your skills sharp.