Take the first step towards a rewarding career in Exercise Science with Lionel University. Our science-backed education provides you with the expertise and knowledge to make a meaningful impact on the health, fitness, and well-being of yourself and those around you.


By enrolling now, you can unlock your potential and create positive change that shapes the future of our nation. Enroll in our accredited Exercise Science Programs today and transform your career!

  • 50% of the adult US population is predicted to be clinically obese by 2030.
  • The U.S. fitness and wellness industry is worth $30 billion annually, and it grows every year.
  • 67,600 Projected job openings for fitness trainers and instructors through the year 2028.

On average, trainers with an exercise science degree earn $65,640/year*

Lionel University - Your Pathway To Success

With Lionel as your partner, you can stay a step ahead in the field of Exercise Science. Our strategic partnerships with leading industry organizations provide exclusive access to an invaluable network that will give your career prospects a major boost!

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Impact opportunities for graduates

  • Business Owner
  • Health club/Gym Manager
  • Community Wellness Advocate
  • Nutrition Coach
  • Health Coach
  • Master Trainer
  • Strength and Conditioning Coach
  • Corporate Wellness Expert
  • Exercise Physiologist
  • Clinical Exercise Specialist
  • Community Wellness Advocate

Are You Fitness Training Ready? Find Out!

Take the Lionel University "Career Training Readiness Quiz"

This fun, online quiz takes 3 minutes to complete and you’ll get a personalized report. Identify your strengths and social style plus the training and positions you’re best suited for. Get Your Fitness Training Readiness Score Now.

Education You Can Trust

Lionel is proud to be accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission.
Lionel is in the top 8% of Military Friendly® schools nationwide and 70% of our students are affiliated with the military.
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Lionel is recognized by the IHRSA, and independent and nationally recognized accreditation for personal training certification programs.
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Lionel is proud to be recognized as an Educational Recognition Program (ERP) institution by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA).

Decrease your tuition costs!

All of our programs are eligible for Federal Student Aid. We also accept Military Benefits and have a scholarship program. There’s no reason to delay your education because of money!

Frequently Asked Questions

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