The mission of the Fitness Management Program is to immerse students in a multidisciplinary field of study, blending the field of fitness and wellness with a strong foundation in business management. The program offers students an opportunity to gain proficiency in the areas of human performance assessment, fitness skills, wellness concepts, and resistance training techniques while developing expertise in business management principles, theories and concepts. As business experts dedicated to fitness and wellness enhancement, Fitness Management program graduates will be responsible for the development and coordination of exercise programs for clients at health clubs, fitness facilities, private clubs, resort fitness centers and casinos while overseeing the business management of such settings.
The fitness aspect of the curriculum focuses on the study of the cardiovascular system, musculoskeletal system, human metabolism, human movement, group exercise, resistance training techniques and personal training skills. The business management aspect of the curriculum focuses on business management, marketing, and sales principles, entrepreneurship and private club management. Students will culminate their educational journey with a capstone and an internship opportunity. While completing this multidisciplinary program, Fitness Management majors have the option to participate in domestic and international service- learning programs and study abroad programs Utilizing our connected learning philosophy, discipline specific principles, concepts, theories and skills will be reinforced through their application in problem-based collaborative projects, laboratory activities and internship experiences.
Academic standards for the Fitness Management Program include grades of "C" or better in all EXSC and BUSS courses.