Personal Trainer / Athletic Coaching - Riverland

Personal Trainer / Athletic Coaching

Riverland Community Colleges Personal Trainer / Athletic Coaching certificate program will prepare students for one of the national personal trainer certification exams by providing theoretical knowledge, along with practical skills and concepts, for optimal training performance.

Students will also be certified for a Head/Varsity coaching position. Completing the coaching core will satisfy standards created by the Minnesota public school system which are designed to improve knowledge of skill development, first aid, CPR, care and prevention of athletic injury, coaching fundamentals and philosophy.

What will I study?
Course Listings
  • Psychological and Social Aspects of Sport
  • Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries
Career Information
Wages & Outlook

This career is seeing very high growth compared to other careers.

There will be a need for about 12,896 new Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors to meet market demand between 2018-2028. This includes the demand due to replacement (workers leaving the occupation or retiring) as well as growth.

(source: Minnesota State CAREERwise Education)

Job Title Examples
  • Aerobics Instructor
  • Fitness Instructor 
  • Personal Trainer
  • Fitness Coordinator
  • Fitness Director
  • Fitness Technician
  • Fitness Trainer
  • Group Exercise Instructor
  • Group Fitness Instructor
  • Private Trainer 

(source: Minnesota State CAREERwise Education)


The college offers several scholarships for students to help with the cost of their education.

Next Steps..

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Last Updated: March 30, 2016

    Quick Facts
  • Certificate
  • 18 Credits | Two Semesters
  • Location: Austin, Online Course(s)
  • Offering: Fall, Spring

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