Fitness Management

Associate Professor: S. Barkley
Assistant Professors: S. Herrmann
Instructors: B. Chambers, G. Melsted, S. VanLaecken

The Fitness Management major is designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills required for promoting healthy lifestyles. Exercise science coursework is supplemented with business courses to prepare the student for professional opportunities in a wide variety of health and fitness settings. This curriculum is also endorsed by the ACSM.

Fitness Management majors who intend to pursue graduate studies are encouraged to take additional courses in Business Administration and Psychology. It is also possible to earn a second major or minor in supportive or related areas such as Business Administration, Communication Studies, Exercise Science, Gerontology, Psychology, or Sociology.

Fitness Management Major:

41 credit hours
Required Courses: 21 credit hours
EXSC 320 — Physiology of Exercise (3 cr)
EXSC 325 — Kinesiology/Biomechanics (3 cr)
EXSC 360 — Fitness Measurement and Exercise Prescription (3 cr)
EXSC 361 — Fitness Prescription and Programs Administration (2 cr)
EXSC 490 — Fitness Seminar (1 cr)
HLTH 216 — Stress Management (2 cr)
HLTH 222 — Nutrition and Exercise (2 cr)
PE 214 — History and Principles of PE/Fitness (2 cr)
PE 230 — First Aid and CPR (1 cr)
PE 395 — Fitness Internship (2-4 cr)

Required Supportive Courses: 20-23 credit hours
A grade of C- or higher is required for each of these required supportive courses.
ACCT 207 — Understanding the Numbers (3 cr)
-or- ACCT 210 — Principles of Accounting I (4 cr)
BIOL 110 — Biology and Human Concerns (4 cr)
–or– BIOL 120 — Biological Principles I (4 cr)
BIOL 150 — Human Anatomy (4 cr)
ECON 120 — Principles of Economics I (3 cr)

Two of the following courses:
BSAD 310 — Principles of Marketing (4 cr)
BSAD 320 — Principles of Management (3 cr)
BSAD 330 — Principles of Finance (4 cr)
BSAD 340 — Business Law I (3 cr)

Fitness Management Minor:

22-23 credit hours
The Fitness Management minor is offered for those students pursuing the study of fitness in combination with a major outside of Exercise Science.
Required Courses: 16 credit hours
EXSC 320 — Physiology of Exercise (3 cr)
EXSC 360 — Fitness Measurement and Exercise Prescription (3 cr)
EXSC 361 — Fitness Prescription and Programs Administration (2 cr)
HLTH 216 — Stress Management (2 cr)
HLTH 222 — Nutrition and Exercise (2 cr)
PE 230 — First Aid and CPR (1 cr)
PE 395 — Fitness Internship (2 cr)

Required Supportive Course: 7-8 credit hours
BIOL 150 — Human Anatomy (4 cr)
BSAD 310 — Principles of Marketing (4 cr)
–or– BSAD 320 — Principles of Management (3 cr)