Fitness and Nutrition Certificate

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Fitness and nutrition certificate

If you're passionate about health and wellness and want a job that allows you to help others reach their fitness goals, our online Fitness and Nutrition Certificate can help you gain the skills and knowledge to work with clients on weight-loss and strength training strategies. Through flexible online courses, you'll learn about nutrition and effective exercise plans from home, on your schedule.

  • Online fitness courses will cover anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, stress management, strength and conditioning, and nutrition basics.  
  • This program is geared toward those looking to gain new knowledge or refresh current skills to advance in their fitness and nutrition career, or for those looking to learn more about fitness and nutrition for personal use.
Accredited
Online
Self Paced

Save up to $85 Ends 10/26/2021

Cost of Program

$639

$724 Save $85

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$50/month, Start for as low as $29

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What You Will Learn

  1. How to determine short and long-term fitness goals, design programs, track progress, and promote lifetime fitness.
  2. How fitness affects physical and mental well-being, and how to assess current fitness levels, plan goals, and recognize opportunities in the fitness field.
  3. How to identify the structures of the upper and lower body, and identify programs and exercises to enhance upper- and lower-body fitness.
  4. How to work with clients to create custom nutrition and fitness strategies, including helping them stay motivated to reach their goals.
Full Program Goal & Outcomes

Fitness and Nutrition Career Outcomes

Fitness Trainers and Instructors

AVG SALARY*

$40,510/yr

NUMBER OF JOBS*

373,700

JOB GROWTH*

15%


Our online Fitness and Nutrition Certificate Program can help prepare students to enhance their current skills, add new skills to their resume, or reach their own health and wellness lifestyle goals. Earning a certificate alone, however, may not qualify graduates who do not have previous education or work experience for a job working as a nutritionist, personal trainer, or fitness expert.

State Licensing Requirements

Licensing and/or certification requirements for jobs in certain fields are not the same in every state and may include educational, testing, and/or experiential requirements beyond those offered by your Penn Foster Program. You should contact the state professional licensing board or similar regulatory body in the state(s) where you plan to work to determine their requirements before enrolling in your Program. Please click here for contact information for state licensing/regulatory boards and certain industry licensing information.

Fitness and Nutrition Success Stories

Penn Foster’s Fitness and Nutrition Certificate Program can help prepare you to develop new health and wellness skills. This program has helped recent graduates find new jobs or start their own businesses while learning at their own pace. Learn more about Penn Foster graduates' experiences and how Penn Foster worked for them.
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Ciera H.

Penn Foster Graduate, 2021

"I doubted myself for so long... Penn Foster changed my life. I gained so much confidence in myself and achieved one of my goals.” - Ciera H., Penn Foster Graduate, 2021."

Fitness and Nutrition Certificate Curriculum

  • 7 Courses
  • 13 Exams
  • 19.1 CEUs

In our Fitness and Nutrition Certificate Program, you'll build fundamental knowledge that can help you better understand your own health and wellness, or help clients to reach their fitness and nutrition goals. Your online fitness classes include:


  • Fitness Anatomy and Physiology
  • Developing Healthy Eating Habits
  • Principles of Muscular Strength and Endurance
  • Health Screening, Testing, and Evaluation

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Fitness and Nutrition Certificate Tuition

Take the first steps toward a new career with our online Fitness and Nutrition Certificate Program. Simply choose from one of our low-cost customized payment plans below and get started today! . 

Option 1: Pay in full

Save up to $85 Ends 10/26/2021

Cost of Program

$639

$724 Save $85

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  • Pay the full cost today
  • No monthly payments
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Option 2: Monthly Auto Pay Plan

Save up to $25 Ends 10/26/2021

Cost of Program

$699

$724 Save $25

  • Pay $50 per month
  • Start for $29 down
  • Credit card, PayPal, or ACH from bank account
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Option 3: Monthly Mail Pay Plan

cost of program

$724

  • Pay $50 per month
  • Start for $39 down
  • Mail your payment using coupon book
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Our Proven Fitness and Nutrition Learning Model

Empowering students to reach their professional goals

Flexible

  • Start anytime
  • No exam due dates
  • Self-paced

Interactive

  • Digital study guides
  • Self-check quizzes
  • Simulations and videos

Connected

  • 24/7 access to online resources
  • Online Student Community
  • Student Portal Help Center

Supportive

  • Expert faculty
  • Robust learning resources
  • Dedicated Student Services

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Fitness and Nutrition Certificate FAQs

How do I become a certified nutritionist?

The first step toward becoming a certified nutritionist is most usually earning an accredited bachelor's degree in a health-related field. Many schools offer degrees that focus on nutrition. From there, you may complete an internship or clinical externship depending on your school's requirements and gain hands-on experience working with clients. While not all states require nutritionists to be certified, many employers do prefer to hire applicants that have industry-recognized certifications or credentials on their resume. Depending on which certification you pursue, you may also be expected to complete a graduate degree in nutrition to meet education requirements.

What can I do with a fitness and nutrition certification?

In a fitness and nutrition certification program, you'll learn the essentials of building healthy habits, creating fitness training plans, and working with clients. Those with fitness nutrition certification can start their own businesses, work as a fitness or nutrition coach, spa consultant, or weight management consultant. It's important to note that earning a certificate alone may not qualify you for a job in the field and you may be required to pursue additional education and industry-certifications to meet the minimum requirements of some employers.

Can I be a nutritionist without a degree?

It depends! While some states have licensing requirements that do require nutritionists to have a bachelor's degree to practice, there are some that don't. While you may be able to practice without an official degree in some states, most employers usually prefer to hire applicants with valid certifications from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) or the Clinical Nutrition Certification Board (CNCB).

Can I become a nutritionist online?

You can! However, before you pursue a career path as a nutritionist through online courses, it's important to check your state regulations to find out what requirements you must meet to be eligible to work in the field. Most nutritionists have at least a bachelor's degree, as well as industry-recognized certification.

Disclaimers:

California residents please click here for Required California Disclosures.

 

Sources:

* Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor. "Fitness Trainers and Instructors." Occupational Outlook Handbook. Accessed July 7, 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.