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Personal Training in Wisconsin

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Schools Offering Personal Training Programs in Wisconsin

Approximately 0.1% of graduates in of Wisconsin receive personal training degrees every year. In other words, every year an estimated 87 personal trainers graduate from Wisconsin's 10 personal training schools.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Wisconsin that has a personal training program is Marquette University. Marquette University, which was ranked 25th in the country in 2010, is located in Milwaukee. 12 students graduated with a degree in personal training from Marquette University in 2010. Marquette University charged in-state students $30,462 in tuition fees per year.

Lakeland College, which is located in Plymouth, is the second-ranked school in Wisconsin that has a personal training program. It received a ranking of 45th in the country in 2010. 5 students graduated with degree in personal training from Lakeland College in 2010. Students at Lakeland College paid $19,640 per year in tuition fees.

University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, which was ranked 45th nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Wisconsin that has a personal training program. It is located in La Crosse. In 2010, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse graduated 12 students from its personal training programs. Tuition at University of Wisconsin-La Crosse was $7,911 per year.


Tuition at Wisconsin's personal training schools ranges from $30,462 per year to $6,680 per year. But, the average tuition is $16,301 per year. The Wisconsin personal training schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

  1. Marquette University - located in Milwaukee, students are charged $30,462 per year
  2. Carthage College - located in Kenosha, students are charged $29,750 per year
  3. Carroll University - located in Waukesha, students are charged $24,065 per year

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

  1. University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh - located in Oshkosh, students are charged $6,680 per year
  2. University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point - located in Stevens Point, students are charged $6,845 per year
  3. University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire - located in Eau Claire, students are charged $7,360 per year

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

Most people who graduate from personal training school in Wisconsin go on to work as a personal trainer. In 2010, there were 5,530 personal trainers working in Wisconsin. The Wisconsin counties with the largest populations of personal trainers are:

  1. Milwaukee County - 1,680 personal trainers
  2. Columbia County - 650 personal trainers
  3. Brown County - 520 personal trainers

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of personal trainers in Wisconsin will grow by 15%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 8,160 personal trainers working in Wisconsin.


A personal trainer in Wisconsin earns $24,160 per year on average. However, this number is only an average. personal trainers in Wisconsin had varying salaries from $15,400 to $51,060 per year in 2010. The following counties in Wisconsin have the highest average salaries for personal trainers:

  1. Columbia County - $33,220 per year
  2. Buffalo County - $30,560 per year
  3. Racine County - $26,910 per year

A personal trainer in the following counties in Wisconsin make the lowest salaries on average:

  1. Adams County - $18,880 per year
  2. Dodge County - $19,140 per year
  3. Rock County - $19,330 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in personal training in Wisconsin 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 Wisconsin

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 5,530 $24,160 45.1%
Athletic Trainers 490 $44,940 -9.3%

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