The Lakewood University all-inclusive Group Fitness Certificate Program offers premium fitness knowledge with empirical data and qualified instructors. This program is designed for exam preparedness. Additionally, upon completion, graduates are eligible to sit for multiple nationally recognized certifications. The program includes weekly online and practical assignments that incorporate fitness training services, typical facility tasks, and mentoring. The Lakewood University Group Fitness Certificate Program provides the foundation for aspiring group fitness instructors and gym operators to gain the skills and knowledge necessary for group fitness success.
Students completing this program are prepared for and able to sit for the Certified Group Fitness Instructor (GFI) with the Athletics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA).
Lakewood University provides everything you need for the Group Fitness Program. You will receive:
The employment of fitness trainers and instructors is projected to grow 15 percent from 2019 to 2029, much faster than the average for all occupations.
As businesses, government, and insurance organizations continue to recognize the benefits of health and fitness programs for their employees, incentives to join gyms or other types of health clubs are expected to increase the need for fitness trainers and instructors. For example, some organizations may open their own exercise facilities onsite to promote employee wellness.
Other employment growth will come from the continuing emphasis on exercise to combat obesity and encourage healthier lifestyles for people of all ages. In particular, the baby-boom generation should continue to remain active to help prevent injuries and illnesses associated with aging.
Participation in yoga and Pilates is expected to continue to increase, driven partly by older adults who want low-impact forms of exercise and relief from arthritis and other ailments.
The median annual wage for fitness trainers and instructors was $40,510 in May 2020. The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $21,640, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $76,550.
In May 2020, the median annual wages for fitness trainers and instructors in the top industries in which they worked were as follows:
|Fitness and recreational sports centers||$42,160|
|Educational services; state, local, and private||40,570|
|Civic and social organizations||33,860|
Many fitness trainers and instructors work variable or part-time schedules that may include nights, weekends, or holidays. Some travel to different gyms or to clients’ homes to teach classes or conduct personal training sessions. Exercise trainers and group fitness instructors sometimes hold jobs in other fields and conduct training sessions or teach fitness classes at times that accommodate their work schedules.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Fitness Trainers and Instructors, at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/personal-care-and-service/fitness-trainers-and-instructors.htm (visited August 23, 2021).
|Payment Plan||Total Tuition||Enroll|
|Pay in full|
Payment in full: $7,400.00
Lakewood University provides all textbooks, study guides, supplemental materials, achievement exams, and instructional support at no cost to the student.
This is a 600 clock hour program with a tuition cost of $12.33 per clock hour (600 clock hours X $12.33 per clock hour = $7400.00 in tuition).
Application Fee- $75 for degree programs; $0 for vocational programs
Registration Fee – $200 for degree programs; $125 for vocational programs
Library Fee – $100 per degree semester; $250 per vocational program term