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Health & Wellness Coach


Start a career helping people make positive behavioral changes in their lives by becoming a fitness trainer, community health or recreation leader or health club professional.

Pima’s Fitness and Wellness Specialist Certificate includes an internship so you get hands-on experience at an approved work site. Job growth over the next 10 years is projected to more than double the national average for all occupations.

Title IV Financial Aid eligible: Yes


West Campus

Contact Information

Division of Health Professions
Seth Schutte, FSS Coordinator
[email protected]
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
Community Health Workers $38,019
Community Health Educators  $71,411

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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