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.
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
You're guided by Certified Instructors, Success Coaches, Teaching Assistants, and Student Support Staff — all working to help you succeed.
Curriculum for Success
Get the skills and knowledge you need to help you prepare for a career as a fitness and nutrition specialist.
Set Your Goals and Pace
Customize your study and exam schedule with progress-tracking and goal-setting tools that keep you moving forward.
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.
A Customized Learning Experience
With mobile-friendly coursework, progress-tracking and goal-setting tools, virtual simulations, informative videos, and personal coaches 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 provided me with the right tools to succeed.
Angela S. Fitness and Nutrition Graduate
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
Ready to Enroll?
Get started today on your path toward helping others as a fitness and nutrition specialist with Penn Foster Career School’s accredited, online program.
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.