Fitness & Exercise Associate's Degrees
Are your friends always asking you for advice about the exercise routine that they should use to get in shape, or the best diet for losing weight and building muscle? If you’ve often wished that you could put your natural interest in nutrition and exercise to work for you, then consider pursuing an associate degree in fitness & exercise science. This type of degree is considered an introduction to formal training in the field and can be an excellent stepping stone for your career.
An associate degree program in fitness & exercise science gives you an opportunity to learn how to monitor and troubleshoot fitness equipment, supervise client use of exercise equipment and programs, manage other workers, communicate with clients and management, and more. Earning an associate degree in this field can help to make your resume more attractive to employers in private and public gyms and fitness clubs; alternately, it can help you learn the skills you may need for a career as a personal trainer or nutritional consultant.
Schools like the University of Arizona and San Diego State University offer programs in this field. You can research other educational requirements involved for this field at our fitness & exercise career center page.