Fitness Programming and Management

Department of Nutrition and Exercise Physiology
: Christopher Hardin
204 Gwynn Hall; Phone:(573) 882-4288

Fitness Programming and Management Program
Coordinators: Steve Ball and Dan Smith
106 Mckee
email:  Phone: (573) 882-2334
email:  Phone: (573) 882-9827

Advising Contact
Tammy Conrad, Senior Academic Advisor
201 Gwynn Hall; Phone:(573) 882-6424

HES of Office Undergraduate Academic Programs and Student Success
Catherine Peterson, Associate Dean
106 Gwynn Hall; Phone:(573) 882-6424

Professor S. Ball**, K. L. Fritsche**,  C. D. Hardin**, P. S. Bruzina**, J. A. Kanaley**, E. J. Parks**
Associate Professor  S. Gable**, J. Padilla**, C. A. Peterson** ,  R. S. Rector** , V. Vieira-Potter**
Assistant Professor   J. Limberg*, K. Anguah*
Associate Teaching Professor J. Bean*, D. Smith
Teaching Assistant Professor  S. Buckallew , M. Raedeke*,  
Adjunct Faculty F. W. Booth*,  J. A. Ibdah**,  D. Lubahn**, F. Nassir**,M. Milanick, L. Pulakat**, S. Sayers
Adjunct Instructor B. Baker, A. Bryant, S. Burcks, K. Eiffert, T. Roberts, M. Stevens
Extension Faculty J. Britt-Rankin*, S. Mills-Gray, K. Keller, K. Miller, R. Mott, J. Tryfter, K. Weitzel, S. Wood
Professor Emeritus D. E. Brigham*,  R. P. Dowdy* , L. Hillman*, L. Hudson*, P. M. Landhuis*, M. McDonald, T. R. Thomas*

This program is scheduled to start in the Fall of 2021

This program is designed as a 100% online degree program leading to a BS in Fitness Programming and Management. This degree is designed for students who are interested in fitness and program management, but do not wish or are unable to be on campus.  It is a good option for both traditional and non traditional students, including those in the military. 

The program is housed within the Department of Nutrition and Exercise Physiology at the University of Missouri. The department's mission is to improve the health of Missourians and the larger population through research, teaching, and outreach related to nutrition and physical activity. We strive to be a diverse set of leaders, innovators, and educators who promote improved human health through our focus on nutrition and physical activity.

The Bachelor of Science in Fitness Programming and Management provides students with the 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 are prepared to pursue national certifications provided by professional organizations in fields of study related to exercise, strength and conditioning, and sports medicine.  Graduates will be experts at teaching exercise to most populations. 

Upon completion of this academic program and as part of the student's capstone project, the student will be required to sit for, and pass, the ACSM Personal Training Certification.  Additionally, a Minor in Business is built into the program, preparing students for a variety of jobs in the fitness industry and beyond.

Currently there is not a graduate degree in Fitness Programming and Management.  Please see Nutrition and Exercise Physiology for similar degree programs.