Fitness is a billion-dollar industry, and the public’s interest and participation in fitness activities is growing every day, especially in California. Opportunities for qualified fitness trainers are plentiful in fitness centers, community health and wellness institutions, spas and more. If that sounds like your calling, then the OCC Career Advantage Fitness Specialist program can help. We will prepare you to become a fitness instructor, exercise testing technician, strength coach or personal trainer – and give you the foundation for advanced education in a bachelor’s degree or higher-level program. Fitness trainers and aerobics instructors in California earn a good pay with a median income of $47,357. Ready to help others improve their lives through fitness? Read on to learn more.
A sampling of courses for these careers
Nutrition, Fitness, and Performance
Drugs and Sports
Did you know?
Employment of fitness trainers and instructors is projected to grow 10 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Complete our certificate program, and you’ll be well-prepared to enter a career in fitness – or earn an associate degree for even greater advancement opportunities.
In less than 2 years
you can earn:
Certificate of Achievement
Build on your certificate
of achievement with a:
Certificate of Specialization
Or earn your
in under 4 years
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Complete our certificate program to gain the skills you need to lead others to well-being.
Did you know?
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, people who have a certificate as
their highest level of education earned, on average, 20 percent more than
those whose highest education level is a high school diploma.
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