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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 & Wellness Specialist


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
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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