Healthcare & Fitness

The health and fitness field has many roles, but a shared goal: helping people live their best lives possible. The purpose of health education is to equip you to pursue that goal, too. With courses in medical coding, personal fitness training, activity direction, and more, you'll have the knowledge and experience to pursue a meaningful career.

Our list of health courses includes straightforward descriptions and career-focused materials. Pick and choose based on the skills you want to develop and the direction your passion for health and fitness is taking you.

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As individuals, employers and health organizations become more aware of the role physical fitness plays in health and longevity, career opportunities for personal trainers are on the rise. Certifications such as those offered by the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) can provide an efficient route to a personal trainer career. This 100% online course will provide you with the health, fitness, nutrition, and human movement knowledge needed to earn the NASM's Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) credential.

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Success in the fitness business is as much about business as it is about fitness. In this 100% online course you will learn to supplement your fitness skills with business knowledge about marketing, financial controls, strategic planning, customer relations and more. Enrollment includes an Optional Field Internship where you can practice your new fitness business management skills in a health and fitness setting.

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Nutrition coaches help their clients use nutrition to achieve their healthiest lives. Certification by the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) adds industry-wide recognition of your understanding of nutrition science and the behavior changes that lead to great health. In this 100% online course you will learn the foundations of nutrition and how to apply them to create health strategies for your coaching clients. Successful completion makes you a NASM Certified Nutrition Coach.

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Physical therapy aides work with physical therapists to provide a positive experience for patients undergoing physical therapy treatment. This 100% online course will teach you the concepts, skills and practices to become a certified physical therapy aide. Upon successful completion, students will be eligible to take the American Medical Certification Association's (AMCA) Physical Therapy Technician/Aide certification exam. The course also includes an externship starter kit with resources to secure a position as a physical therapy aide extern.

Other Career Training Programs

University of Cincinnati, in partnership with ed2go, offers online open enrollment career training programs designed to provide the skills necessary to acquire professional level positions for many in-demand occupations.

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