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 opportunity to build an understanding of how to apply management concepts and business approaches towards the fitness industry. Students are prepared to begin the process to pursue national certifications provided by professional organizations in fields of study related to exercise and strength and conditioning.
FPM Certificate awardees will possess:
- Foundational knowledge in fitness, exercise, and physical activity.
- Understanding of the need for helping people make healthy behavior changes and lessen unhealthy behaviors.
- Competencies for students to become better-rounded candidates for professional school and/or future job positions.
Students will need to complete 12 credit hours from the course lists below.
|FPM Certificate Core Courses - Choose Two (6 hours)*
|Human Anatomy Lecture
|Introduction to Exercise and Fitness
|FPM Certificate Electives - Choose Two (6 hours)
|Exercise Techniques II
|Foundations of Movement in Exercise
|Fitness Programming - Writing Intensive
|or FPM 4440
|Principles of Management
|or MANGMT 3000W
|Principles of Management - Writing Intensive
|Principles of Marketing
|Principles of Microeconomics
|or ABM 1041
|Principles of Macroeconomics
|Introduction to Rehabilitation Science
& HLTH_SCI 3610
|Health Promotion Programs I: Assessment and Planning
and Health Promotion Programs II: Implementation, Evaluation, and Communication (These courses are required to be taken concurrently.)
|Holistic Health Systems for the Health Professions
|Health Care in the United States
|or HLTH_SCI 3700H
|Health Care in the United States - Honors
|Health Care Across the Lifespan
|Health Care Project Management
Courses must be completed with a grade of C- or higher to count toward the FPM Certificate.