Considering an Online Fitness Certification?

Penn Foster Career School, the school below with the highest ranking, has proven itself as a leader in certifying students in fitness to become successful fitness professionals, sports trainers, fitness trainers, fitness instructors, etc. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are currently 228,170 individuals employed as fitness trainers and aerobics instructors in America, and their average annual salary is $35,340. Recreation and fitness studies teachers make on average $60,580 per year and there are about 16,850 of them employed today .

Fitness Common Job Tasks
  • teaching specific exercises
  • leading exercise classes
  • giving fitness center tours
Popular Journals & Magazines Fitness Organizations

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Physical Therapy Aide

The Penn Foster Career School Physical Therapy Aide Program can help you make a difference – your abilities assist patients recover from their injuries and return them to an active life. Train quickly and conveniently with these courses: •Introduction to Physical Therapy •Common Physical Disorders •Introduction to Medical Terminology •Physical Therapy Treatments •Exercise and Mobility Training

Fitness and Nutrition

Learn the skills you need to become a Fitness and Nutrition expert — at home, at your own pace, with Penn Foster Career School. The Penn Foster Career School Fitness and Nutrition Program can help you achieve your goals of a more productive career and the satisfaction that comes with doing a job you love. Earn your certificate quickly and conveniently through online learning. Your courses include: * Managing Personal Health * Healthy Eating Habits * Exercise Science Terminology * Fitness Anatomy and Physiology * Flexibility Training and Injury Prevention * Stress Management Techniques * ...and much more.

Certified Personal Trainer

The Penn Foster Career School Certified Personal Trainer Program can help you achieve your goals — a new career, higher salary, and the satisfaction that comes with helping your clients look and feel better. Train quickly and conveniently through our online distance learning program.

Fitness Programs by State & City

Top 20 US Fitness Schools (campus and online)

Columbia University in the City of New York
Total Programs 192
Number of Subjects 141
Rank in USA 4th
University of Southern California
Total Programs 251
Number of Subjects 166
Rank in USA 10th
Northwestern University
Total Programs 197
Number of Subjects 139
Rank in USA 11th
New York University
Total Programs 204
Number of Subjects 146
Rank in USA 13th
University of Virginia-Main Campus
Total Programs 106
Number of Subjects 103
Rank in USA 16th
The University of Texas at Austin
Total Programs 169
Number of Subjects 141
Rank in USA 18th
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Total Programs 148
Number of Subjects 126
Rank in USA 20th
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Total Programs 215
Number of Subjects 164
Rank in USA 23rd
University of Washington-Seattle Campus
Total Programs 243
Number of Subjects 168
Rank in USA 26th
Rice University
Total Programs 74
Number of Subjects 72
Rank in USA 28th
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
Total Programs 279
Number of Subjects 183
Rank in USA 31st
Ohio State University-Main Campus
Total Programs 202
Number of Subjects 150
Rank in USA 33rd
Texas A & M University
Total Programs 167
Number of Subjects 135
Rank in USA 36th
University of Georgia
Total Programs 197
Number of Subjects 156
Rank in USA 38th
College of William and Mary
Total Programs 59
Number of Subjects 71
Rank in USA 39th
Michigan State University
Total Programs 220
Number of Subjects 164
Rank in USA 45th
George Washington University
Total Programs 194
Number of Subjects 171
Rank in USA 52nd
Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Total Programs 152
Number of Subjects 117
Rank in USA 55th
Northeastern University
Total Programs 10
Number of Subjects 126
Rank in USA 56th
Indiana University-Bloomington
Total Programs 162
Number of Subjects 121
Rank in USA 59th