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Due to unforeseen circumstances, all members of the Pima Community College (PCC) Governing Board will be attending the Board's March 8, 2023, Regular Meeting remotely. At the discretion of the Board Chair, PCC administrators and others making scheduled presentations to the Board may also be appearing remotely. Tonight's meeting will otherwise be conducted in a hybrid format as previously noticed, and members of the public may still attend in person at PCC's District Office, room C-105. During the "Public Comment-Call to the Audience" portion of tonight's meeting, public comments may still be made either remotely or in person. PCC staff will be on-site in room C-105 to assist members of the public attending in person who wish to address comments to the Board.
A trainer assists a man with a light fitness workout

Fitness Professional


Complete this certificate to work as a personal trainer, group fitness instructor or to prepare for the national personal trainer certification. By learning from Pima’s personable and skilled staff and completing your studies with an internship, you will be well-placed to work in this rapidly growing field. 

Job growth is projected to be more than double the national average compared to all occupations over the next 10 years.

Title IV Financial Aid eligible: Yes


West Campus

Contact Information

Division of Health Professions
Seth Schutte, FSS Coordinator
Information Sessions


Completing this program can lead to employment in a variety of different careers.  Here are some examples of occupations related to this program with associated Pima County-based annual median wages.  Some careers may require additional education or training. Source: EMSI

Occupation Annual Median Wage
Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors $35,259

Academic Options

Students planning to transfer to obtain a bachelor’s degree in Physical Education, Exercise and Wellness, or Athletic Trainer should follow the Associate of Arts degree. Students planning to transfer to obtain a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science should follow the Associate of Science degree.  Meet with department faculty or an advisor to plan courses.

Gainful Employment Disclosure

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