Certificate in Fitness Programming and Management
The Undergraduate Certificate in Fitness Programming and Management (FPM) provides students with the initial knowledge and skills to assist individuals across the lifespan in adopting physical activity, exercise, and other healthy behaviors that lead to increased fitness, wellness and optimal health. Students will have an understanding of business functioning and how to apply management concepts and approaches to business, including the fitness industry, using critical thinking and problem solving skills. Students are prepared to begin the process to pursue national certifications provided by professional organizations in fields of study related to exercise, strength and conditioning, and sports medicine.
FPM certificate awardees will possess:
- Foundational knowledge in fitness, exercise, and physical activity.
- An understanding of the need for helping people make healthy behavior changes and lessen unhealthy behaviors.
- Competencies required to begin the process to obtain the Fitness/Exercise Personal Training and Group Fitness certifications.
- An understanding of the basic business skills necessary to start and manage their own business.
Students will need to complete 15 credit hours in the following courses.
|Required: Choose 2 of 3 Core NEP Courses||6|
|NEP 1340||Introduction to Exercise and Fitness||3|
|NEP 2140||Exercise Practicum I||3|
|NEP 3450||Activity Throughout the Lifespan||3|
|Required Business Courses||6|
|ACCTCY 2010||Introduction to Accounting||3|
|or ACCTCY 2026||Accounting I|
|ECONOM 1014||Principles of Microeconomics||3|
|or ABM 1041||Applied Microeconomics|
|Choose 1 Health Professions Elective||3|
|HLTH_SCI 2500||Introduction to Rehabilitation Science||3|
|HLTH_SCI 3300||Public Health Principles, Practice, and Education||3|
|HLTH_SCI 3600||Health Promotion Programs I: Assessment and Planning||3|
|HLTH_SCI 3800||Holistic Health Systems for the Health Professions||3|
|HLTH_SCI 4300||Health Care in the United States||3|
|HLTH_SCI 4430||Health Care Across the Lifespan||3|
|HLTH_SCI 4520||Health Care Project Management||3|