Bachelor of Science in Professional Fitness Training and Exercise Science

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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), 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).

Gain the Skills Employers Need
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:

  • Core focus on exercise science, personal fitness training, and nutrition.
  • Sciences, including physiology, anatomy, and biomechanics.
  • Advanced concepts and techniques for personal training, strength & conditioning, and group instruction.
  • Team sports coaching and athletic conditioning, including communication and motivation strategies.
  • Business skills necessary for self-employment, including entrepreneurship, marketing, management and leadership.
  • Nationally-recognized certification preparation (the cost to take a NASM certification is included with tuition).
  • All books and courseware are included in program tuition!

Online and 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, 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.

The Bryan University Difference

  • Long-Standing History of Excellence.
    We have a 75-year proven track record of preparing graduates for successful careers since 1940.
  • Focus on Employment, Not Just a Degree.
    You’ll graduate with a degree targeted for an in-demand job market and earn skills that match employers’ needs. Work with the Career Services Department to build a job network, sharpen your interview skills, and create an eye-catching resume.
  • Accelerated Programs.
    At Bryan University, we’ve developed a unique approach to education that allows you to complete your program in the shortest amount of time possible, while still providing the top-notch curriculum, faculty, and support to ensure your success.
  • Get the Credit You Deserve.
    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.
  • Learn by Doing, Not Just Lectures.
    You’ll develop skills and competencies using some of the most innovative, state-of-the-art learning curriculum, tools, and resources available.
  • Learn From Experts, Not Just Books.
    Each faculty member has been carefully selected to ensure they have extensive industry experience. They provide caring, individualized support and mentoring.
  • Connect With Others, Not Just the Internet.
    Whether you’re an online or on campus student, you’ll learn collaboratively with faculty and peers to build a network of colleagues—for life.
  • Return for Refresher Classes.
    As a Bryan graduate, you’ll have the privilege of returning and auditing previously completed courses still being taught—at no charge—to keep your skills and confidence sharp.
  • Affordable.
    A member of our student finance team will help you put together a financial plan that works for you.  Financial aid is available to those who qualify.
For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program and other important information, please click here.
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