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Program Overview

The Health and fitness management program will prepare you to run health clubs, health promotion programs and manage health & fitness events. Students learn business, sales, and marketing skills. The program will also prepare you to take the ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist during your senior year.

The undergraduate program serves over 150 students annually and has a reputation for excellent teaching with a diverse student body. It is supported by state-of-the-art research and teaching laboratories in applied physiology, fitness assessment, and business. In addition, many faculty are influential members of their respective national and international organizations.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly half of American youths aged 12 through 28 are not active on a regular basis. Numerous studies show that a lack of physical activity is one of the major risk factors for cardiovascular disease, diabetes type II, and colon cancer. Add up these facts, and you get a powerful case for our program. Do you already believe in the value of fitness and sports for people of all ages? Do you consider yourself a natural leader? If so, the health and fitness management is for you!

As a student in the program, you will learn about the health and fitness industry and how to analyze existing programs and services. You will study management principles both in general terms and specifically related to sport, health and fitness. After building your knowledge, skills and abilities as a foundation, you will learn how to design and implement programs, including how to promote them and raise funds. You will also learn how to train clients, manage and supervise staff.

A background in health and fitness management prepares you for careers in a wide range of related fields. These include collegiate athletics, recreational events, private fitness and corporate wellness programs. You could oversee the overall operations of a particular program or specialize in a specific aspect such as marketing or events-planning.

Details regarding the undergraduate program can be found in the menu on the right. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you would like to receive more information.