Maine Personal Trainer Schools - ME

Obesity, Type II diabetes and other health related conditions are on the rise in the United States. Maine is not immune to the growth in American waistbands.  According to a survey by Trust from America, Maine weighs in at 33rd for all states in obesity. Maine’s obesity rate is the highest of all the New England states.  The easiest deterrent to the health risks of obesity and diabetes is exercise. In Maine, fitness trainers help individuals stay fit and healthy.  The rising obesity rates for children are also a concern in Maine. Maine is only one of a few states that screen its young people in school for body mass index and general fitness level. Personal trainers also have a role to play in learning motivating communication techniques that are tailored to the developmental needs of children and adolescents. 

Personal Trainer Education in Maine

In Maine, personal training courses result in a certificate and prepare graduates for employment.   There are also a variety of higher education degrees that can prepare individuals for a career in fitness. For example, students who want to become personal trainers may obtain higher education degrees in kinesiology, education, nutrition, business, sports medicine etc.  When deciding on the right degree, think about the population that you would enjoy working with the most.  Personal trainers working with athletes may want to focus on kinesiology and sports related degrees. Trainers interested in management, may want pursue business or sports management degrees. Individuals that are physical therapists or teachers may also find it worthwhile to their practice to hold personal trainer certification. In cities across Maine, national fitness organizations have a host of weekend and evening certification workshops. These trainings vary in cost, but expect to pay anywhere from $300-$500. Individuals interested in personal training may want to become members of the association for discounts on workshop fees.

Through campus based and online programs, aspiring Personal Trainers in Portland, Lewiston, Bangor, West Scarborough and Sanford, Maine may be able to prepare themselves for the possibility of employment in some of the largest hospitals and healthcare facilities in the state including the Maine Medical Center, Mercy Hospital, Brighton Medical Center and St. Josephs Hospital.

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            • Has an average class sizes of 18 for undergraduate and 13 for graduate-level courses.
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            • Member of the United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA), the Canadian Network for Innovation in Education (CNIE), and the International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE).
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            •  Ranked one of the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs in 2014 by U.S. News & World Report.
            •  Offers a no-obligation, 3-week trial period where students may determine if the university is right for them before they commit to it.
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            • Ranked among the Best Online Bachelor's Programs in 2014 by U.S. News & World Report.
            • Implements a one-to-one teaching model, partnering one student with one faculty member in each course.
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            • Currently holds more than 500 professional alliances, including 19 of the top Fortune 100 companies.
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