Physical Fitness Option, Health Science / A.S. Degree

Physical Fitness Option


This program is under revision and on hiatus for 2020-2021 and not accepting applications.

If you are interested in BCC’s physical fitness program, please contact Program Advisor Frank Schickor at or Professor Judy Gawron at, or call 413-236-4604.


In Massachusetts, fitness trainers and aerobic instructors earn a median wage of $42,260–$60,730 based on the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for 2017.

  • Fitness Director
  • Club Manager
  • Personal Trainer
  • Group Exercise Instructor
  • Canyon Ranch
  • Timeless Training
  • Lenox Fitness Center
  • Berkshire West
  • Berkshire Community College
  • Dalton Community Center
  • Cranwell Spa and Resort

As a student at BCC I was excited that I had access to the college’s gym, Paterson Field House. Through frequent visits between and after classes, I slowly started to become more interested in exercise and its benefits. The visual progress in myself was also another motivating factor. A few semesters passed and I made the big decision to change my current major at the time to Physical Fitness, and I have not looked back since. This program has opened many doors for me through my time in it and after graduating. I have been lucky enough to land a position at Canyon Ranch as a fitness instructor and have been there for the past four years. Also, after graduating the program, I was accepted into the Applied Exercise Science program at Springfield College, which has an articulation agreement with BCC, and I will be graduating with my bachelor's this spring. Upon graduating from Springfield College, I plan to use my degree, certifications and experience to further progress my career in exercise science. This would not have been possible if I never took the big jump to switch into the Physical Fitness program at BCC."

Sam Din