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Fitness and Nutrition

If you want to work in fitness and nutrition, take the first step toward a new career with one of Penn Foster's accredited, online fitness and training programs. These affordable programs are all offered online, and can be taken at your own pace.

Fitness Trainers and Instructors







Dietitians and Nutritionists

Avg salary**


Number of jobs**


Job growth**


Our Proven Fitness and Nutrition Learning Model

Empowering students to reach their professional goals


  • Self-paced
  • Online
  • Start anytime


  • Digital study guides
  • Dynamic online practice
  • Video and audio content


  • Career Services
  • Live support
  • Academic Guidance


  • Credentialed Instructor Assistance
  • Student Services
  • Student Community

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Resources to help you choose the right fitness and nutrition program for you.

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Which is right for you?

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Career Certificate

  1. Typically takes less than 6 months to complete
  2. Focus on job-specific skills needed for success in certain occupations
  3. For people looking to update their skills or pursue an interest in a field

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Penn Foster currently works with hundreds of leading employers to meet their unique organizational needs.
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Student Success Stories

Penn Foster’s fitness and nutrition training programs help students prepare for the next step in their career path. These programs have helped recent graduates learn at their own pace, find new jobs, and qualify for promotions. Learn more about their experiences and how Penn Foster worked for them.
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Angela S.

Fitness and Nutrition Certificate, 2018

"Penn Foster provided me with the right tools to succeed."

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*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor. "Fitness Trainers and Instructors." Occupational Outlook Handbook. Accessed July 8, 2021. 

**Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor. "Dietitians and Nutritionists." Occupational Outlook Handbook. Accessed July 8, 2021. 

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.