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Health Fitness Specialist - Dual with Management

Associate in Applied Science

Program Overview

If you want a career as a Health Fitness Specialist but also have an interest in business management, this dual associate degree from Delta College is for you. With this program, you have the opportunity to earn a second associate degree in general management at the same time as your health fitness specialist degree.

It's a great way to get that business background and increase your earning potential. This degree would better prepare you to run your own small business or be a health fitness coordinator.

Earning Potential

Get a dual degree and add managerial skills to your health fitness skills. With a higher degree, you could become a health fitness coordinator. Job growth is expected to grow by 29% in the Great Lakes Bay Region over the next 10 years.

In this field, it is estimated you could earn $56,742 a year.

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Likely Careers

  • Health and Wellness Coordinator
  • Personal Trainer
  • Fitness Trainer
  • Instructor with Pilates students
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About Delta's Program

Hands-on experience

During the two-year program you will personal train clients for eight consecutive weeks, perform dietary and nutritional counseling, lead various forms of group exercise and administer fitness assessment tests to multiple individuals.

Prior to graduation, you will complete a 300-hour internship in a variety of settings including fitness centers, athletic training and more! With this experience and the skills you'll develop in your management classes, you'll be ready for a great job!

National association recognitions

Delta College is the only community college in the United States that is a member of the National Strength and Conditioning Associations' Education Recognition Program.

The NSCA Education Recognition Program (ERP) is the first step in laying the foundation to ensure excellence for students in the classroom, as well as long-term professional success after graduation. The ERP recognizes and distinguishes schools with strength and conditioning or personal training curricula that prepares students for NSCA certification exams.


Student club & service projects

Want more experience? Consider joining the Health Fitness Specialist student club. It offers free group exercise classes to the community. Students also train clients and offer nutrition education for free to the public.


Why you should choose Delta


Life is busy. But that shouldn't get in the way of your education. Delta offers classes at night, on weekends and online to make taking classes and getting that degree easier. Plus, Delta has learning centers so you can take classes even closer to home.  


Free tutoring

At the Teaching Learning Center, located in the Library, we offer tutoring on a wide variety of subjects, and help with developing study and learning skills. Most tutoring is on a walk-in basis but we do have some online tutoring options.

Best of all, it's free for currently enrolled Delta students. Just another way we demonstrate our commitment to helping students succeed.



Facts & Figures


Our students have a pass rate of 100% when taking the National Strength and Conditioning - Certified Personal Trainer exam.


A 300 hour internship at the end of the program gives our students on the job experience within the health promotion field.

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