AAS, Business, Personal Trainer Entrepreneurship

Program Description

The Associate of Applied Science In Business, Personal Trainer Entrepreneurship is a useful two-year degree in which you will undertake a broad spectrum of entrepreneurship and personal training classes that will provide you with a strong foundation of business knowledge in order to prepare you to start your own business ventures. The required personal trainer courses will prepare you to become a certified personal trainer with your choice of national certification agencies through a comprehensive program covering safe and effective exercise, fitness testing and analysis, body mechanics, wellness fundamentals, proper nutrition, and business management skills. 

Recommended Course Schedule

Plan of Study Grid
1st semesterUnits
Communications 2 3
Humanities 3
Mathematics 2 3
ENT 200 Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship 3
PTR 100 Introduction to Personal Training 3
 Semester Total15
2nd semester
English 2 3
ENT 230 Financing Your Small Business Venture 3
PEX 174 Fitness Principles and Practices 2
PTR 202 Anatomy and Physiology I for Massage and Fitness Professionals 4
PTR 205 Fitness Analysis and Application 3
 Semester Total15
3rd semester
Fine Arts/Humanities/Social Science 2 3
ENT 240 Marketing for Small Business 3
PTR 208 Anatomy and Physiology II for Massage and Fitness Professionals 4
PTR 210 Kinesiology for Massage and Fitness Professionals 3
PEX 173 Circuit Training 1
PEX 183 Weight Training 1
 Semester Total15
4th semester
U. S. and Nevada Constitutions 1 3
NUTR 121 Human Nutrition 3
ENT 280 Entrepreneurship and Business Plan Development 3
PTR 220 Personal Training Techniques 3
Electives 2 3
 Semester Total15
 Total Units60

See approved General Education list for the AA/AS Degree.


See program recommendations or requirements.


EPY 101 may count as Communications or Human Relations but may not be counted twice.

Students must be CPR and first aid certified to participate in this program. CPR and First Aid (EMS 101) is strongly recommended.

AAS degrees are generally non-transfer degrees that are designed for students to enter the workforce.

To earn an AAS degree, students must:

  1. Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 (see requirements for graduation.)
  2. Complete a minimum of 15 units within the college.
  3. Satisfy General Education requirements for the AAS.
  4. Have no financial or library obligation to the college.
General Education Requirements
Communications/English 16
Fine Arts/Humanities/Social Science3
Fundamentals of Cultural Diversity
Aging in Modern American Society
Human Relations3
Educational, Career, and Personal Development 3
Leadership and Human Relations
Fundamentals of College Mathematics (or Higher)
Business Calculations and Methods
Business Machines
NUTR 121Human Nutrition3
Additional College Requirements
Diversity 2[3]
Fundamentals of Cultural Diversity
Aging in Modern American Society
U.S. and Nevada Constitutions3
Degree Requirements
ENT 200Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship3
ENT 230Financing Your Small Business Venture3
ENT 240Marketing for Small Business3
ENT 280Entrepreneurship and Business Plan Development3
Emphasis Requirements
PEX 173Circuit Training1
PEX 174Fitness Principles and Practices2
PEX 183Weight Training1
PTR 100Introduction to Personal Training3
PTR 202Anatomy and Physiology I for Massage and Fitness Professionals4
PTR 205Fitness Analysis and Application3
PTR 208Anatomy and Physiology II for Massage and Fitness Professionals4
PTR 210Kinesiology for Massage and Fitness Professionals3
PTR 220Personal Training Techniques3
Choose 3 elective units from PEX or PTR courses.
Total Units60

Students completing this degree will:

  • Demonstrate their proficiency and knowledge of the fundamentals of small business management. 
  • Apply skills and knowledge of safe and effective personal training fundamentals and techniques.
  • Meet all requirements to become certified personal trainers.