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Personal Training in Connecticut

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Schools Offering Personal Training Programs in Connecticut

Approximately 0.1% of graduates in of Connecticut receive personal training degrees every year. That means an estimated 108 personal trainers graduate from Connecticut's 6 personal training schools each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Connecticut with a personal training program is University of Connecticut, which is located in Storrs Mansfield. In 2010, it was ranked 19th nationwide. 12 students graduated with a degree in personal training from University of Connecticut in 2010. University of Connecticut charged in-state students $10,416 in tuition fees per year.

Quinnipiac University, which was ranked 31st nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Connecticut that has a personal training program. It is located in Hamden. 17 students graduated with degree in personal training from Quinnipiac University in 2010. Students at Quinnipiac University paid $34,250 per year in tuition fees.

Central Connecticut State University, which is located in New Britain, is the third-ranked school in Connecticut that has a personal training program. It received a ranking of 39th in the country in 2010. 9 students graduated with degree in personal training from Central Connecticut State University in 2010. Central Connecticut State University charged in-state students $7,861 in tuition fees per year.


If you are hoping to attend one of Connecticut's personal training schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $19,821 per year, though tuition can range from $34,250 per year to $7,861 per year. The Connecticut personal training schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

  1. Quinnipiac University - located in Hamden, students are charged $34,250 per year
  2. Sacred Heart University - located in Bridgeport, students are charged $31,440 per year
  3. Mitchell College - located in New London, students are charged $26,907 per year

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

  1. Central Connecticut State University - located in New Britain, students are charged $7,861 per year
  2. Southern Connecticut State University - located in New Haven, students are charged $8,050 per year
  3. University of Connecticut - located in Storrs Mansfield, students are charged $10,416 per year

A personal training degree from a Connecticut school... what next?

Most people who graduate from personal training school in Connecticut go on to work as a personal trainer. 3,690 personal trainers were working in Connecticut in 2010. In Connecticut, the largest numbers of personal trainers work in the following counties:

  1. Fairfield County - 1,790 personal trainers
  2. Hartford County - 1,090 personal trainers
  3. Middlesex County - 340 personal trainers

Projected Growth

The government projects that by 2018, the number of personal trainers in the state of Connecticut will grow to 5,100. This would require a 26% growth in the profession.


On average, personal trainers earn $41,420 per year. However, Connecticut personal trainers earned anywhere in the range from as less than $18,180 per year to more than $99,930 per year in 2010. On average a personal trainer earns the most in the following Connecticut counties:

  1. Fairfield County - $44,145 per year
  2. Litchfield County - $44,065 per year
  3. Middlesex County - $42,490 per year

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

  1. New London County - $33,890 per year
  2. Hartford County - $35,170 per year
  3. Middlesex County - $42,490 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in personal training in Connecticut 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.

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  • Bachelor's Degree in Personal Training in Connecticut

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 3,690 $41,420 7.3%
Athletic Trainers 370 $56,420 76.2%

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