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 email@example.com or Professor Judy Gawron at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 413-236-4604.
JOB GROWTH & WAGES
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.
POTENTIAL JOB TITLES
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."