Personal Training in Ohio

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Schools Offering Personal Training Programs in Ohio

Around 0.1% of Ohio's graduates graduate from personal training degree programs every year. Thus, Ohio's 26 personal training schools put out approximately 256 personal trainers each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Ohio with a personal training program is Ohio State University-Main Campus, which is located in Columbus. In 2010, it was ranked 14th nationwide. In 2010, Ohio State University-Main Campus graduated 16 students from its personal training program. The tuition rate at Ohio State University-Main Campus was $9,420 per year.

The second-ranked school in Ohio with a personal training program is Ohio University-Main Campus, which is located in Athens. In 2010, it was ranked 27th nationwide. 28 students graduated with degree in personal training from Ohio University-Main Campus in 2010. Students at Ohio University-Main Campus paid $9,603 per year in tuition fees.

Xavier University, which was ranked 27th nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Ohio that has a personal training program. It is located in Cincinnati. In 2010, 8 students graduated from Xavier University personal training program. The tuition rate at Xavier University was $29,970 per year.


If you choose to attend a Ohio personal training school, average tuition will be $18,717 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $2,570 per year to $33,099 per year. In 2010, the following Ohio personal training schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. Ohio Northern University - located in Ada, students are charged $33,099 per year
  2. Xavier University - located in Cincinnati, students are charged $29,970 per year
  3. Capital University - located in Columbus, students are charged $29,310 per year

The personal training schools that charged the lowest tuition rates in Ohio were:

  1. Lorain County Community College - located in Elyria, students are charged $2,570 per year
  2. Cincinnati State Technical and Community College - located in Cincinnati, students are charged $5,069 per year
  3. Shawnee State University - located in Portsmouth, students are charged $6,546 per year

A personal training degree from an Ohio school... what next?

Most people who graduate from personal training school in Ohio go on to work as a personal trainer. If you decide to work as a personal trainer in Ohio, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 5,760 Ohio personal trainers as of 2010. In Ohio, the largest numbers of personal trainers work in the following counties:

  1. Dearborn County - 1,720 personal trainers
  2. Delaware County - 1,220 personal trainers
  3. Cuyahoga County - 720 personal trainers

Projected Growth

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that by 2018, an estimated 7,940 personal trainers will be working in Ohio state. This would require the number of personal trainers to grow by 15%.


On average, personal trainers earn $26,680 per year. However, this number is only an average. personal trainers in Ohio had varying salaries from $15,590 to $50,410 per year in 2010. A personal trainer in the following Ohio counties makes the highest salaries on average:

  1. Fulton County - $31,340 per year
  2. Delaware County - $28,030 per year
  3. Dearborn County - $27,990 per year

The Ohio counties with the lowest average salary for personal trainers are:

  1. Auglaize County - $19,420 per year
  2. Ashland County - $21,830 per year
  3. Greene County - $23,190 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in personal training in Ohio and to compare salaries with various related fields such as physical therapy assisting or physical therapy, take a look at the graphs and charts below.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Associate's Degree in Personal Training in Ohio
  • Bachelor's Degree in Personal Training in Ohio
  • Master's Degree in Personal Training in Ohio
  • Certificate in Personal Training in Ohio

Want to study at your own time and pace?

Consider Online Schools as a great alternative flexible option to earn a degree!

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
5,855 miles from location Ohio State University-Main Campus Columbus OH 85.5159 49% 55,014
5,931 miles from location University of Cincinnati-Main Campus Cincinnati OH 68.9215 36% 31,134
5,783 miles from location University of Akron Main Campus Akron OH 24.4078 n/a 25,959
5,775 miles from location Kent State University at Kent Kent OH 32.7689 39% 25,127
5,895 miles from location University of Toledo Toledo OH 26.8042 n/a 23,064
5,803 miles from location Ohio University-Main Campus Athens OH 73.0214 35% 22,647
5,895 miles from location Bowling Green State University-Main Campus Bowling Green OH 65.9679 34% 17,309
5,944 miles from location Miami University-Oxford Oxford OH 41.8383 24% 16,884
5,814 miles from location Lorain County Community College Elyria OH 9.2858 n/a 12,798
5,932 miles from location Cincinnati State Technical and Community College Cincinnati OH 11.9536 n/a 10,165
5,928 miles from location Xavier University Cincinnati OH 69.5571 22% 6,966
5,824 miles from location Ashland University Ashland OH 61.3225 22% 6,300
5,894 miles from location The University of Findlay Findlay OH 60.0247 28% 5,485
5,802 miles from location Baldwin-Wallace College Berea OH 65.9973 32% 4,388
5,847 miles from location Shawnee State University Portsmouth OH 15.9698 n/a 4,300
5,902 miles from location Ohio Northern University Ada OH 67.3993 25% 3,636
5,851 miles from location Capital University Columbus OH 62.5694 23% 3,540
5,896 miles from location Cedarville University Cedarville OH 68.5434 32% 3,102
5,852 miles from location Otterbein University Westerville OH 61.346 22% 3,063
5,937 miles from location College of Mount St. Joseph Cincinnati OH 26.649 37% 2,324
5,761 miles from location University of Mount Union Alliance OH 29.0067 33% 2,212
5,895 miles from location Wilmington College Wilmington OH 22.4052 20% 1,602
5,769 miles from location Marietta College Marietta OH 26.1288 20% 1,597
5,895 miles from location Urbana University Urbana OH 17.1356 43% 1,540
5,869 miles from location Heidelberg University Tiffin OH 56.9564 25% 1,478
5,932 miles from location Defiance College Defiance OH 53.0151 24% 1,070

Curious what studying Personal Training gets you?

Check out the different options and how they're looking in Ohio

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors + 5,760 $26,680 -1.4%
Athletic Trainers + 840 $44,390 -9.7%

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