Local college invites students to discover more about fitness

April 5, 2017 by  

An open house of the Wellness and Exercise Science degree program at Tyler Junior College will be held early this month.

Faculty and graduates of the program from Tyler Junior College will be available to discuss the program. In addition, there will be representatives from internship sites, including Kelly Hitchcock from KH Fitness, Greg Maschal from ETMC Olympic Center, and Bobby Stroupe from APEC. There will also be tours of the fitness and testing lab in the new Robert M. Rogers Nursing and Health Sciences Building, where the program is located.

The program at the college enables students to become fitness professionals who will be able to instruct, test, assess, and motivate groups or individuals in all aspects of wellness and fitness. Students are afforded hands-on experience and the opportunity to apply their skills in commercial fitness, athletic performance, and medical fitness facilities.

The overall outlook for employment for group instructors and personal trainers is expected to increase by 25% in Texas, and across the country by 13%. The range of salaries runs from $33,000 to $66,000 each year.

The open house will be held in the fitness and testing lab located in the Rogers Nursing and Health Sciences Center this Saturday, April 8 from 10:00 am to noon. Brochures will be provided with more detailed information.