Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis

Ashlee Buczek

Ashlee Buczek, BS ‘12

Ashlee Buczek is already co-owner of Legends Cheer Academy II—as well as instructor, mentor, and leader. The science background she acquired at PETM helped her to better understand the body, she says, and the abilities of her clients. “PETM gave me the tools to be a better coach.”

Fitness Management and Personal Training

Putting healthier lives in motion—IU PETM students and graduates in Fitness Management and Personal Training are getting our country in shape through their work as personal trainers, wellness coaches, and fitness directors in settings that include clinics, health and fitness clubs, community centers, nursing homes, hospitals, sports organizations, and businesses.

Sports and fitness enthusiasts who enter our program find this career track doubly rewarding. While you’re helping others live well, you’re also helping yourself—daily exercise is an integral part of most careers in the field.

Program Benefits

Fitness Management and Personal Training degree programs at IU PETM give our students a foundation in basic sciences and in-depth knowledge of movement, physical rehabilitation, and nutrition. Through experiential learning programs with real clients, a curriculum that includes hands-on experiences, faculty mentorship and research projects, on-campus and local internships, and oversees study opportunities, you’ll find a career that fits for life.

Great Careers

Like being in demand? Recent job forecasts from the U.S. Labor Department and the International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association report a growing need for personal trainers. The increasing national awareness about the importance of healthy living is creating opportunities in diverse environments—many offer flexible schedules.