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.
  • 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.


Students will need to complete 15 credit hours in the following courses. 

Required: Choose 2 of 3 Core NEP Courses6
NEP 1340Introduction to Exercise and Fitness3
NEP 2140Exercise Practicum I3
NEP 3450Activity Throughout the Lifespan3
Required Business Courses6
ACCTCY 2010Introduction to Accounting3
or ACCTCY 2026 Accounting I
ECONOM 1014Principles of Microeconomics3
or ABM 1041 Applied Microeconomics
Choose 1 Health Professions Elective3
HLTH_SCI 2500Introduction to Rehabilitation Science3
HLTH_SCI 3300Public Health Principles, Practice, and Education3
HLTH_SCI 3600Health Promotion Programs I: Assessment and Planning3
HLTH_SCI 3800Holistic Health Systems for the Health Professions3
HLTH_SCI 4300Health Care in the United States3
HLTH_SCI 4430Health Care Across the Lifespan3
HLTH_SCI 4520Health Care Project Management3

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