San Diego State University Reviews of Bachelor's in Fitness Trainer

  • 6 Reviews
  • San Diego (CA)
  • Annual Tuition: $19,340
100% of 6 students said this degree improved their career prospects
100% of 6 students said they would recommend this program to others
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Reviews - Bachelor's in Fitness Trainer

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Glenn Parker
  • Reviewed: 1/17/2020
  • Degree: Fitness Trainer
  • Graduation Year: 2008
"I attended San Diego State University Aztec from 2005 to 2008 as a transfer student. I studied Kinesiology with emphasis in Fitness Nutrition and Health. San Diego State was an amazing school and I met many people and formed meaningful friendships. I made a habit of meeting with my professors one on one to get to know each other, especially in huge classes of 100 or more. I always sat in the front row and stood out to where the professors knew me by my first name. You can get caught up in the glamour and party life that San Diego has to offer or you can choose to focus academically. I had the pleasure of both and it lead me to the career I have now. My last year I was able to get an internship through my college and I now work for the company I interned with. I would advise new students to talk to as many advisors and professors one on one our in group sessions as you can because you can get lost in the hundreds of other students that the professors teach to. Always ask questions and you will always get your answer"
Matthew Giessman
  • Reviewed: 10/2/2019
  • Degree: Fitness Trainer
  • Graduation Year: 2018
"My four years at San Diego State were some of the best years of my life. To start, the campus and the weather there are both beautiful! The campus is only a short drive away from the beach, so when I wasn't busy with school work I was hanging out in the sand or surfing. I learned so much during my studies to earn my BS in Kinesiology. My anatomy and physiology teachers were incredibly bright and engaging; I still think back to some of their lectures while studying in my graduate program because they were so memorable. My professor in my sport psychology class was an ex-Iron Man world champion, which was pretty incredible. In his class, he hosted a few guest speakers, one who was the blind golfing world champion and two more who were athletes that maintained their lifestyles while battling cancer. There were so many extracurricular activities that it made it hard to choose one. There were surfing, skiing, rowing, rock climbing, and adventure clubs, a really popular college radio station, countless cultural clubs, business and social fraternities, and so much more."
Megan Oleson
  • Reviewed: 5/3/2019
  • Degree: Fitness Trainer
  • Graduation Year: 2019
"Kinesiology is within San Diego State University's college of Exercise and Nutritional Sciences. I thoroughly enjoyed my program for the obvious reasons such as: the fun people I met, the great weather, and the beautiful campus. More than anything, I am grateful for my experience at SDSU because of the abundance of opportunities that are available by attending such a large institution. The advising office within my major was wonderful, and always provided volunteering opportunities for students to get involved in. The alumni network at SDSU is vast; If you have an interview somewhere, it is likely that the person you interview with has gone to SDSU or knows someone who has, which has always worked in my favor. Specifically in my major because it was so large, I still had classes with about 300 other people by my last semester at the school. If you want to get to know a professor, you really have to try hard because there are just too many students for the professors to remember everyone. Housing was a bit of a challenge in terms of price, but I know the school is working to improve that. If finances are an issue for you, there are several opportunities to work on or around campus to offset the cost of living. Overall, it was a great experience. Like any college, it has its pros and cons, but I experienced far more positive experiences than negatives."
Jay
  • Reviewed: 12/30/2018
  • Degree: Fitness Trainer
  • Graduation Year: 2012
"Overall, San Diego State University (SDSU) was a really important institutions in my educational journey. As a young African American student from Oakland, California my entire first year at State was a huge culture shock. The campus was humongous and confusing, the lecture halls were massive and the campus as a whole lacked diversity. I was miserable and wanted to transfer back home my whole freshman year. However, deciding to stay at SDSU was one of the best decisions Ive ever made. As a Kinesiology major, I could have not asked for a better education. Although the class sizes were large and full of hundreds of students my professors were always approachable and willing you work with you as long as you were willing to try and willing to meet them during their office hours. Until this day, my professors were some of the best instructors i've ever had. The classes at SDSU were rigorous but enjoyable and the campus itself forced me to push past my comfort zone, teaching me more about myself than I ever thought possible. SDSU is one of those campuses that really embodies the notion you get out what you put in to it. Because of the sheer size and scale of the school and the number of students both in the classes and on campus, it is easy to get lost. I truly believe there is something for everyone there as long as you're willing to push yourself. If not, it is easy to get lost in the crowd. Due to determination and a strong support system, thankfullyI was able to find my place at SDSU and succeed."
Brandi SM Holmes
  • Reviewed: 6/25/2017
  • Degree: Fitness Trainer
  • Graduation Year: 2012
"San Diego State University is an amazing university with lots to offer. I went for five years in order to complete a degree in Bachelors in Kinesiology and a minor in Cellular and Molecular Biology. My undergraduate advisor and teachers were always looking to help us advance in our particular careers, and willing to sit down and talk to you if you were having a problem. The campus is absolutely beautiful and has since made multiple upgrades to buildings and classrooms. On campus there is also a gym with a rock wall, and excursions for students. A pool, badminton courts, basketball courts, and lots more facilities. My friends and I often went to the advanced screening movie nights, concerts and the bowling alley that were on campus. It was truly a great experience and I've gained long lasting friendships with people from all across world."
Leah
  • Reviewed: 3/21/2017
  • Degree: Fitness Trainer
  • Graduation Year: 2015
"San Diego State University has lots to offer. The teachers and faculty are there to help. As long as you set aside time to meet with them they are more than willing to help students. The campus and surrounding San Diego area make for a great college experience. I spent a lot of time in the library, I would advise all students to find a "go-to" area to study daily. Studying in dorm rooms or apartments is next to impossible. GO AZTECS!"