Prepare for a Career in Fitness and Nutrition

In our online fitness and nutrition certificate program, you can take the first steps toward your new career as a fitness and nutrition specialist as you learn how to help your clients plan healthy meals, build muscle, lose weight and maximize flexibility.

Why become a Fitness and Nutrition specialist?

The online Fitness and Nutrition certificate program can help you take the first step toward a better or new career in the fitness training and nutrition industry. You could even plan to start your own business as a fitness-nutrition specialist.
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Why Choose Penn Foster Career School?
Start and Study When You Want
Learn at home or on the go through our custom-designed, mobile-friendly student portal, available 24/7.
Dedicated Success Coaches
A Committed Support System
While you can study at home, you're not alone! Our dedicated Student Services Department, Student Community, and instructors are just a call or email away.
Curriculum for Success
Curriculum for Success
Get the skills and knowledge you need to help you prepare for a career as a fitness and nutrition specialist.
Self paced
Set Your Goals and Pace
Customize your study schedule with progress-tracking and goal-setting tools that keep you moving forward.​
Proven Reputation
With 58,000 + graduates in 2019 from our accredited high school, career school, and college, you're in good hands!
Connect with Other Students
onnect in real-time with other Fitness and Nutrition students in the Penn Foster Community.
Student Experience

A Customized Learning Experience

With mobile-friendly coursework, progress-tracking and goal-setting tools, virtual simulations, and informative videos to help you succeed, the Penn Foster Experience (PFx) is online learning like no other.

Online Fitness and Nutrition Course Details

In Penn Foster Career School’s online fitness and nutrition classes you'll learn the fundamentals of health and wellness. Your online nutrition courses will help you discover how to plan healthy menus and develop effective weight-loss strategies, while your fitness classes help you master flexibility and strength training to create targeted fitness routines.
Penn Foster Curriculum

Important State Requirements: Be sure to check here for the requirements in your state.

With flexible, affordable payment options, you can get started on your fitness and nutrition training online today.
Penn Foster provided me with the right tools to succeed.
Angela S.
Fitness and Nutrition Graduate
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What can I do with an education in Fitness and Nutrition?
Fitness and nutrition certificate courses can start you on your path toward jobs in recreational or sports centers, civic or social organizations, and fitness studios. Plus, taking fitness and nutrition classes online can open up opportunities to run your own business. The average median salary for a fitness trainer or instructor is $40,390.¹​
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Get started today on your path toward helping others as a fitness and nutrition specialist with Penn Foster Career School’s accredited, online program.

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Hundreds of leading employers and workforce organizations partner with Penn Foster to attract, develop, and retain talent for today’s in-demand middle skilled occupations.

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¹ ¹Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Fitness Trainers and Instructors, on the Internet here (visited June 16, 2020). Statements found in the United States Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook are not a guarantee of any post-graduation salary, in part because the data used to create the Occupational Outlook Handbook includes workers from differing educational backgrounds, levels of experience, and geographic areas of the country.

The completion of a certificate-level program does not typically qualify a student for employment. Completion of this program may assist students who have previous academic or work related experience improve their chances for promotion or entry-level employment.