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Fitness Professional at Weber State

Weber State’s fitness professional emphasis gives you the tools to reach your own fitness goals, while gaining skills and knowledge for careers in exercise and fitness industries. You'll also have the opportunity to engage in faculty-mentored research projects. 

Fitness Professional Highlights

While completing your emphasis, you can gain practical experience for your career through labs and internships with fitness and recreation centers, athletic facilities, personal trainers and more.

Courses in this emphasis will help you gain the knowledge and skills necessary to obtain national certifications like American College of Sports Medicine's Certified Exercise Physiologist, National Strength and Conditioning Association's Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and more. 

James Brockas

Class of 2016

“The professors have been extremely helpful, and the classes are some of the most intriguing you can take. This program has harnessed within me a love for making people stronger and healthier.”

What You’ll Learn at Weber

Weber State’s fitness professional emphasis trains exercise and sport science majors in a variety of fitness and nutrition-related topics, including:

  • Biomechanics
  • Structural kinesiology
  • Exercise physiology
  • Human anatomy and physiology
  • Fitness assessment and exercise prescription
  • Exercise leadership and client education
  • Strength and conditioning
  • Health and nutrition education

You’ll also gain skills in exercises such as weight lifting, aerobic activities and more.

What You Can Do After Weber

Upon graduation, you can find work as a fitness professional in:

  • Corporations and agencies
  • Health and fitness clubs
  • Personal training
  • Private consulting
  • Wellness industries

You can also pursue graduate programs in exercise science, physical therapy, occupational therapy, athletic training, strength and conditioning, and other health-related fields.

Career & Salary Outlook

Common careers for fitness professional graduates in the U.S. and Utah
Descriptions, job outlook, salary information and more... 
(Sources: bls.gov)