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Fitness Instruction and Personal Training

Dec 1, 2022

Diablo Valley College offers two exciting programs to prepare you for entry-level work in the fitness industry. Choose form a two-year associate of science degree in fitness instruction or a one-year personal training certificate of achievement.

Both programs will expose students to the many facets of the fitness industry and prepare you to obtain entry-level employment at a living wage as an effective wellness professional in today's fitness culture. If you want to be a personal trainer, you've come to the right place!

  • "Enrolling in the DVC Personal Training Program was the best decision I made when preparing for my new career. It gave me the both the confidence and knowledge I needed to become a personal trainer and group fitness instructor. The practical experience the program offers is invaluable and it enabled me to hit the ground running without hesitation."

    - Lori Butler, My Level Fitness

Possible career opportunities 

The Personal Training program will prepare you for work in a variety of occupations and career paths, including:

  • Fitness and Wellness Coach
  • Personal Trainer
  • Fitness Instructor
  • Strength and Conditioning Coach
  • Corrective Exercise Specialist
  • Sport Coach

Earning a certificate of achievement in Personal Training can improve your job prospects and earning potential.

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