School of Business and Applied Arts

Truax D3631
1701 Wright Street
Madison WI 53704

CALL: (608) 246-6003 ext. 8
FAX: (608) 243-4754

Fitness/Health Club Specialist


Program number: 901091CERT


The Fitness/Health Club Specialist Certificate complements the material covered in the Recreation Management program and is open to students enrolled in that program, as well as Liberal Arts Transfer students wishing to pursue degrees and/or careers in sports medicine, physical therapy or related fields.

The certificate requires one year for completion and consists of 17 credits. Completion of this Madison College certificate will prepare you for certifications by the American Council on Exercise (ACE).

Program Details

Fitness/Health Club Specialist classes may be offered at these Madison College campuses:

  • Madison - Truax

This program is not offered online.


To Apply

View the admission requirements for application deadlines, materials and requirements.

After Acceptance

Once you are admitted into your program, review the Start of Semester Checklist to prepare for your first day of classes at MATC. 


Contact the Enrollment Center at or (608) 246-6210.


The courses listed below outline the requirements for completion for students officially admitted in the 2016-2017 academic year. Requirements for completion may vary depending on the semester in which a student is admitted or may be completed by other equivalent courses. Current/continuing students should consult their Academic Requirements report available through their student account for specific requirements and equivalent courses.

First Semester (Fall)
Second Semester (Spring)

Earning your Fitness/Health Club Specialist certificate from Madison College prepares you for valuable work as:

  • Health Club Technician
  • Personal Trainer
  • Activity Director
  • Fitness Instructor