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Personal Training in Montana

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Schools Offering Personal Training Programs in Montana

Each year, approximately 0.1% of Montana graduates receive degrees in personal training. In other words, every year an estimated 14 personal trainers graduate from Montana's 5 personal training schools.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Montana that has a personal training program is The University of Montana. The University of Montana, which was ranked 37th in the country in 2010, is located in Missoula. 8 students graduated with a degree in personal training from The University of Montana in 2010. The University of Montana charged in-state students $5,476 in tuition fees per year.

Rocky Mountain College, which is located in Billings, is the second-ranked school in Montana that has a personal training program. It received a ranking of 44th in the country in 2010. In 2010, Rocky Mountain College graduated 1 students from its personal training program. Rocky Mountain College charged in-state students $21,100 in tuition fees per year.

The third-ranked school in Montana with a personal training program is Montana State University-Billings, which is located in Billings. In 2010, it was ranked 78th nationwide. In 2010, 3 students graduated from Montana State University-Billings personal training program. Montana State University-Billings charged in-state students $5,242 in tuition fees per year.


Tuition at Montana's personal training schools ranges from $21,100 per year to $2,250 per year. But, the average tuition is $7,530 per year. The Montana personal training schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

  1. Rocky Mountain College - located in Billings, students are charged $21,100 per year
  2. The University of Montana - located in Missoula, students are charged $5,476 per year
  3. Montana State University-Billings - located in Billings, students are charged $5,242 per year

The lowest tuition rates at Montana personal training schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Fort Peck Community College - located in Poplar, students are charged $2,250 per year
  2. Flathead Valley Community College - located in Kalispell, students are charged $3,584 per year
  3. Montana State University-Billings - located in Billings, students are charged $5,242 per year

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

A large number of Montana personal training graduates become personal trainers. If you decide to work as a personal trainer in Montana, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 930 Montana personal trainers as of 2010. In Montana, the largest numbers of personal trainers work in the following counties:

  1. Beaverhead County - 360 personal trainers
  2. Missoula County - 240 personal trainers
  3. Flathead County - 200 personal trainers

Projected Growth

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that by 2018, an estimated 1,320 personal trainers will be working in Montana state. This would require the number of personal trainers to grow by 26%.


A personal trainer in Montana makes an average of $27,760 per year. But, salaries for personal trainers can vary. In 2010, personal trainers made as little as less than $15,630 per year or as much as more than $59,100 per year in Montana. The following counties in Montana have the highest average salaries for personal trainers:

  1. Carbon County - $42,520 per year
  2. Flathead County - $28,340 per year
  3. Beaverhead County - $27,910 per year

On average, personal trainers earns the least in the following Montana counties:

  1. Missoula County - $24,280 per year
  2. Beaverhead County - $27,910 per year
  3. Flathead County - $28,340 per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Montana statistics regarding a career in personal training and to compare salaries with a variety of related fields such as physical therapy assisting or physical therapy.

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

  • Bachelor's Degree in Personal Training in Montana
  • Master's Degree in Personal Training in Montana
  • Certificate in Personal Training in Montana

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 930 $27,760 25.7%
Athletic Trainers 130 $32,300

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