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The WellSpring Difference: Finding a New Career with Fitness & Nutrition Coaching Student Emily Fitzsimmons

Emily Fitzsimmons, a fitness and nutrition coaching student at WellSpring, needed a change in her life. She wasn’t happy with her career path and knew that she wanted to do something that she was passionate about in life. At WellSpring, Emily found accredited programs with exceptional instructors, hands-on learning, and small, attentive class sizes. 

Emily isn’t alone when it comes to wanting a better career. In fact, according to CNN, the average person will switch careers four times before the age of 32 and the preponderance of people looking to change careers is only growing nationwide. With a change also comes a new educational experience. Mycollegeguide.org stresses the importance of a well-rounded, accredited institution along with many other tips for prospective students.
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However, even after finding the right school, enrollment and financial aid can be a hassle. At WellSpring, that’s not the case. Fitzsimmons said, “I figured ‘Oh, I’ll go check it out.’ I came in for a meeting and next thing I knew, I was going through financial aid and enrolled and going to be starting classes next month. It was perfect.”

Flexibility in schedules is another factor that plays a huge part in the ability to prepare for a new career. Countless people want to go back to school, but their schedules don’t allow them to do so. In fact, a study from Georgetown University found that 70 percent of students work while going to school. WellSpring School of Allied Health offers both day and night classes to accommodate even the busiest of student schedules.

At WellSpring students can maintain a flexible class schedule and still graduate in less than two years*. Once graduates receive their Associate of Occupational Science degree, they’re then able to sit for two different personal training exams from the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM). Eighty-five percent of WellSpring students pass these exams the first time, compared the 67 percent national average. When students leave school with two certifications and the hands-on experience that WellSpring provides, those graduates are positioned to be among the highest-paid personal trainers in the industry.

*program length when completed in normal time