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Turn your fitness passion into a rewarding career. Do you enjoy working with others in improving their overall health and fitness goals? Whether you are interested in working at a local gym, club, or starting your own business, becoming a certified personal trainer or a health coach are two of the most sought out certifications. We offer NASM CPT (certified personal trainer) and ACE health coaching, the gold standards in national certifications. Our in-person courses provide you with hands-on training and proper form when working with clients to excel in this field. We also offer online courses in an array of certifications from personal training, nutrition, health coaching and more!

In-Class Programs
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Health coaching is an expanding professional service in health and wellness. As a promising strategy for helping patients make lifestyle changes, as a health coach you can aid in prevention or management of chronic conditions; such as diabetes or autoimmune disorders. Working alongside a medical professional, a health coach will enhance a patient's ability for goal-setting, improves behaviors related to nutrition, weight management, and medication adherence. This course will prepare you to become certified by the American Council on Exercise (ACE). You will receive the ACE Health Coach Manual with practical application of the skills you are learning. The ACE Health Coach exam voucher is included in the tuition. NOTE: Eligibility for ACE HEALTH COACH CERTIFICATION EXAM You must be at least 18 years of age. You must hold a current adult CPR and AED certificate including live skills check.* You must submit supporting documentation for one of the following: 1. Current NCCA-accredited certification█╩ in fitness, nutrition, healthcare, wellness, human resources, or a related field; 2. An associate's degree or higher from an accredited college or university in fitness, exercise science, nutrition, healthcare, wellness, human resources, or a related field, OR two years comparable work experience in any of these specified industries.

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Health Coach for ACE Certification

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This class will be scheduled on a future date. Please check with the Registration Office for more information.

Quick Facts

Employment Data for Fitness Trainers/Instructors
2018 Median Pay $39,820 per year
$19.15 per hour
Entry Level Education High school diploma or equivalent
Work Experience in a Related Occupation None
On-the-Job Training Short-term on-the-job training
Number of Jobs, 2018 356,900
Job Outlook, 2018-28 13% (faster than average)

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Online Courses
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This advanced certificate program will further your personal training education by teaching you to incorporate specialized resistance training, functional movements, and nutritional programs for your clients. Read More...

$2995
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Learn how to manage a personal training program, department, or facility as a strategic business with this innovative program. Read More...

$2095
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This online program will help you pass and earn your NASM Certified Personal Trainer certification, one of the most respected certifications in the fitness industry with the addition of the NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES). Read More...

$1995
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This online program will prepare you to pass and earn your NASM Certified Personal Trainer certification, one of the most respected certifications in the fitness industry with the addition of the NASM Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES). Read More...

$1995
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This course will prepare you to pass the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) exam and earn your NASM Certified Personal Trainer certification, which is one of the most respected certifications in the fitness industry. Read More...

$1795
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With the NASM- Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES), youll learn the knowledge, skills and abilities to help clients at any fitness level address muscular imbalances and faulty movements. Read More...

$1090
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Behind every top athlete, there's a great trainer. Get your NASM Performance Enhancement Specialization and get the opportunity to train the best. Read More...

$1090
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This program is designed to provide students with the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully pass the NCSF Certified Strength Coach (CSC) Exam and work safely and effectively as a Certified Strength Coach. Read More...

$890
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This program is designed to provide students with the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully pass the NCSF Sport Nutrition Specialist (SNS) Exam and work safely and effectively as a Sport Nutrition Specialist. Read More...

$890
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Learn to develop individual nutrition programs for clients, patients, or personal use. Read More...

$2095
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Learn how to apply your client's health history, goals, and abilities, as well as integrating exercise science curriculum and practical training techniques, into a systematic model you can use to progress your clients through different training levels and phases. Read More...

$2395
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Gain the knowledge you need to develop safe and effective exercise programs for older adults. Read More...

$2095
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Tuition Assistance

Tuition Assistance may be available if you are unemployed, a veteran or veteran’s spouse, or a person with a disability. Other options include education loans. For more funding options, and contact information, please visit our Loans and Financial Aid page. UNM Staff, Faculty and Retirees: You may use your Tuition Remission for all Professional Development classes. Learn more about UNM Tuition Remission.