“I had been out of high school for several years, but I was able to grow into a successful career as a personal trainer. I even earned four national personal training certifications. But to further broaden my knowledge of the field of fitness, I took two distance learning courses from Ashworth College: Personal Fitness and Nutrition, Diet and Health.
Although I found my career training valuable, I realized that staying competitive in my field required a college degree. Ashworth College was the logical place to begin. This program augmented my knowledge of physiology and anatomy with a study of the subjects I needed most: management and business administration.
I thoroughly enjoyed my college education. I was able to make rapid progress with the help of online exams and studying day and night on weekends. In addition, I worked 80 hours a week in my personal training studio - the top floor of a physical therapy facility. By the time I graduated, my physical therapist partner and I had bought the entire 20,000 square foot facility and transformed it into a highly acclaimed, full service health club. Today, I use the expertise I learned at Ashworth to supervise the activities of 29 other employees. And now I’m pursuing my bachelor's degree.
My education gave me the proper business tools to excel in today's competitive health and fitness field. After graduating, I had the confidence in my management ability to execute what I learned. There was no pressure to rush my studies, the courses were challenging in all the right ways and the online exams helped speed my progress. As a result of my educational accomplishments, I was proud to receive the DETC’s (Distance Education and Training Council) Outstanding Graduate Award. I highly recommend this school to anyone wishing to pursue a degree."
Ashworth College Graduate