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)*
PTH_AS 2201Human Anatomy Lecture3
NEP 1340Introduction to Exercise and Fitness3
FPM 2130Exercise Techniques3
FPM Certificate Electives - Choose Two (6 hours)
FPM 3130Exercise Techniques II3
FPM 3250Foundations of Movement in Exercise 3
FPM 4440WFitness Programming - Writing Intensive3
or FPM 4440 Fitness Programming
MANGMT 3000Principles of Management3
or MANGMT 3000W Principles of Management - Writing Intensive
MRKTNG 3000Principles of Marketing3
ECONOM 1014Principles of Microeconomics3
or ABM 1041 Applied Microeconomics
ECONOM 1015Principles of Macroeconomics3
HLTH_SCI 2500Introduction to Rehabilitation Science3
Health Promotion Programs I: Assessment and Planning
and Health Promotion Programs II: Implementation, Evaluation, and Communication (These courses are required to be taken concurrently.)
HLTH_SCI 3800Holistic Health Systems for the Health Professions3
HLTH_SCI 3700Health Care in the United States3
or HLTH_SCI 3700H Health Care in the United States - Honors
HLTH_SCI 4430Health Care Across the Lifespan3
HLTH_SCI 4520Health Care Project Management3

Courses must be completed with a grade of C- or higher to count toward the FPM Certificate.