Individuals interested in a career in healthcare
Recent high school graduates
Current healthcare workers looking to upskill or grow their career
Gain the expertise to transform lives through fitness in our Personal Trainer and Nutrition Coach program. Help individuals achieve their health goals through personalized exercise plans and nutrition guidance. Join the elite ranks of NASM-certified professionals and inspire lasting change in the lives of your clients.
Weekly time commitment
Siena Heights University's NASM Personal Trainer and Nutrition Coach program teaches the knowledge and skills to earn two certifications from the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) – Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) and Certified Nutrition Coach (CNC).
Students must have the physical strength and experience to model proper form when completing exercises, should possess basic experience in operating gym equipment, and be comfortable giving instructions on how to use it. Personal Trainers should also be comfortable writing fitness and health reports for clients, providing positive reinforcement and strategizing their methods to meet and exceed their clients’ health goals.
NASM’s Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) certification is the gold standard in the industry and is the preferred certification by most employers. It is NCCA-accredited, which is vitally important as many gyms and fitness centers only accept accredited certifications. The combination of the Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) and Certified Nutrition Coach (CNC) certifications set MedCerts trained candidates apart from other trainers and opens more career opportunities. Trainers with both certifications can reach a wider group of potential clients which leads to higher earning potential.
Siena Heights University’s Workforce Development certificate programs were built to meet the needs of modern-day students. You can start learning as soon as today and be on the path to a fulfilling new career in just a few weeks or months.
Online and self-paced coursework
Fulfilling, flexible job opportunities
Clinicals included (if necessary)
Certificates matched to industry demands
Fitness trainers and instructor jobs are projected to grow 14 percent from 2022 to 2032, much faster than the average for all occupations. About 69,000 openings for fitness trainers and instructors are projected each year!
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics