The Fitness Trainer program at Missouri College is designed to educate students who will be committed to providing quality fitness and wellness services to the general public. The curriculum will promote a comprehensive healthy lifestyle through safe and effective exercise, nutrition and a general knowledge of disease management. At the completion of the program, graduates who have diligently attended class and their externship, studied, and practiced their skills should have the necessary skills to seek entry-level employment as fitness trainers.
In addition to the health and wellness curriculum, this program features courses dedicated to establishing a successful career in the industry, including marketing and sales, applied teaching and motivational techniques and the fundamentals of business management. Students are required to complete a supervised clinical externship at a fitness facility that includes competencies, logs and evaluations completed by the student. Graduates will be expected to:
Accreditation and Certification Information Disclosure
Graduates of the program are encouraged to take the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) certified personal trainer certification exam. This credential is nationally recognized voluntary certification that could enhance employment opportunities or income potential and is required to practice in certain states.
Certification requirements for taking and passing this examination are not controlled by Missouri College but by outside agencies and are subject to change without notice. Missouri College cannot guarantee that graduates will be eligible to take this certification exam at graduation or at any specific time, regardless of their eligibility status upon enrollment.
The core curriculum in this program cover a variety of subjects including anatomy and physiology, kinesiology, fitness assessment and exercise program design, muscle development, cardiovascular fitness, and the needs of special populations. For example:
Other required courses in this program include:
Course curriculum is subject to change.
Gainful Employment and Other Student Disclosures
Below you can find placement rates and other information tailored to your chosen campus and program. Certain disclosures are published on this website to assist students in understanding the facts about their programs.
Program Disclosure Information for:
Missouri College – Diploma in Fitness Trainer
Given the fact that all of the rates reflected below are based on historical data and were subject to varying levels of audit and re-interpretation, students should not rely on them as an implicit or explicit representation or promise of future outcomes or employability following completion of a program of study. Indeed, there are numerous factors that affect a student’s ability to graduate and secure employment over which we have little or no control. Therefore, our school cannot and does not guarantee or estimate the likelihood of on-time completion, graduation, or employment for any student.
Missouri Department of Higher Education (MDHE):
Reporting Period: 7/1/2013 through 6/30/2014
Date Submitted: 03/2015
Campus Rate 76%
Program Rate NA
Campus Rate 79%
Program Rate 81%
Missouri College – Graduation Rate
7/1/2009 and 6/30/2010 who completed within 150% of the normal time period: 64%