If you have your heart set on a health and fitness career like an exercise physiologist, athletic trainer, or physical education teacher, you will need to pursue a bachelor's degree. However, a Fitness and Nutrition Certificate or an Anatomy and Physiology Certificate can help you in a few ways.
What qualifications do I need to be a PT?
You don't have to do a degree to become a PT, but you need a Level 2 certificate in Gym Instructing and a Level 3 diploma in Personal Training (these can often be combined into one course). You can also do a Level 4 course, but it isn't compulsory. Only choose a course that it is CIMPSA approved.
What qualifications do you need to be a fitness instructor?
You can do a recognised qualification like:
- Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing.
- Level 2 Diploma in Instructing Exercise and Fitness.
- Level 3 Diploma in Fitness Instructing and Personal Training.
Is it hard to get into the fitness industry?
The fitness industry can be one of the most competitive job markets out there. Even after you've gone through proper training and earned the necessary certifications, there's no guarantee you'll find a job immediately.
Can you make money with fitness?
Selling workout plans is one of the most profitable ways to make money in the fitness and health industry. How successful you are in this lucrative aspect is determined by how willing you are to take your time and organically build a solid fanbase.
Why should I become a fitness instructor?
Becoming a group fitness instructor allows you to reach TONS of new people in your class environment. This not only allows you to meet many like-minded, fitness-loving individuals, but it also gives you the opportunity to make a positive impact on others' fitness and overall well-being.