Due to an increasingly health-conscious society and a related rise in health clubs and exercise facilities, there are many job openings for certified professionals in the fitness industry. In fact, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that employment of fitness workers is expected to increase 27 percent over the 2006-2016 decade, much faster than the average for all occupations (bls.gov/oco/ocos296.htm).
Individuals wanting to launch a rewarding career or enhance their health and fitness can gain the required knowledge by taking any of the latest online training programs offered by Gatlin Education Services. New certificate course titles are:
• Fitness Business Management;
• Personal Fitness Training & Group Exercise for Older Adults;
• Women’s Exercise Training & Wellness;
• Nutrition for Optimal Health, Wellness & Sports.
The first course, Fitness Business Management, prepares students to implement and manage a health-fitness department and personal training program as a Strategic Business Unit. In Personal Fitness Training & Group Exercise for Older Adults, students will learn the social and physiological aspects of aging as well as the role of exercise in improving health, fitness, function and quality of life in adults. Both of these courses provide students with an optional 6-week internship to practice learned concepts in a real-world health and fitness setting.
The third course, Women’s Exercise Training & Wellness, is designed to ensure the development of safe and effective exercise programs for women by personal trainers, allied health professionals and the general public. Nutrition for Optimal Health, Wellness & Sports instructs students on contemporary topics such as meal plan analysis, functional food implementation, antioxidants, public nutrition, sports nutrition, vitamin supplementation and weight management.
“The fitness industry is perfect for those who like to work out and motivate others to live a healthy lifestyle, but unlike other professions, employees do not receive much instruction on the job and are expected to have the necessary skills upon being hired,” said Mark Lamkin, executive director of Gatlin Education Services. “We’re excited to offer these courses to help individuals train and receive the certification they need to be successful.”
For enrollment information, contact Gatlin Education Services at (866) 441-5454 or courseinfo[.]gatlineducation.com.
Gatlin Education Services is part of Cengage Learning and ed2go.
About Cengage Learning & ed2go
Cengage Learning delivers highly customized learning solutions for colleges, universities, professors, students, libraries, government agencies, corporations and professionals around the world. ed2go, part of Cengage Learning, is committed to providing high-quality online learning that is affordable and easy to use. With an ever-growing catalog of over 300 courses, ed2go makes is simple for everyone to enrich their lives or reach professional goals in a supportive and engaging environment. For more information, visit cengage.com or ed2go.com.
About Gatlin Education Services (GES)
GES is the world’s largest provider of asynchronous web-based training to colleges, universities and other education providers. GES standardizes online methodology, including system administration, evaluation and instruction with its custom designed, browser-based courseware. A growing number of programs include externship opportunities with major companies. GES also offers optional Career Services to the students it serves.