The Fitness Specialist/Personal Trainer program at Lake Washington Institute of Technology prepares students for successful employment as group fitness instructors or personal trainers in entry-level to mid-management positions. Fitness professionals train and motivate others to improve and maintain their overall health, fitness and wellness.
The fast-paced curriculum prepares students to pass personal trainer certification exams offered by American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), American Council on Exercise (ACE) and the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). Students must complete a 208-hour industry-based internship or cooperative work experience to earn their certificate.
The intent of this open house is to raise awareness for the Fitness Specialist/Personal Trainer Program which prepares students for successful employment as group fitness instructors or personal trainers in entry-level to mid-management positions. We hope you can join us and encourage you to share this invitation with any of your students, peers, co-workers, family, and friends.
Fitness professionals train and motivate others to improve and maintain their overall health, fitness, and wellness. During the Spring Open House, you will:
When you complete LWTech's Fitness Specialist/Personal Trainer degree program, you
will have the knowledge you need to open doors to many types of entry-level to mid-management
career opportunities. Fitness Specialists/Personal Trainers may find jobs in health
and fitness clubs, athletic clubs, boutique studios, strength training gyms, sports
medicine clinics, corporate fitness centers and recreation organizations such as the
Entry into this program requires completion of an admissions application.
Regulations published in the Federal Register on October 29, 2010 require institutions to report aggregated information for students who enrolled in Title IV eligible educational programs that lead to gainful employment in a recognized occupation (GE programs). These regulations include the disclosure of tuition and fees, books and supplies, on-campus room and board, number of students completing the program, median student loan debt, and job placement rates which must be available to all prospective students. Below lists disclosures for Title IV eligible certificates offered within this academic program. Please visit LWTech's Gainful Employment page for more details.
Avg. WA State Salary $47,004/yr
People Employed in WA 9,279
Avg. Wage in King County $24/hr
I learned as much as I could from each course at LWTech knowing that my ultimate goal was to transfer to a university and earn a bachelor’s degree in exercise science—by 2012, I did just that. After facing numerous challenges and barriers, I was accepted to the University of Washington School of Medicine Doctor of Physical Therapy program. This accomplishment could not have been possible without the help of the Fitness program and the tremendous faculty support at LWTech.
- Chris Villarosa
Fitness Specialist Personal Trainer Student
Mon-Thurs, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Summer Campus Hours
June 17 to September 2, 2019
Mon-Thurs, 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Fri, 6 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sat and Sun, CLOSED
Fall Campus Hours