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Bachelor's Degree in Multidisciplinary Studies

Concentration: Fitness Management (BS)

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Fitness Management Concentration Overview

Purdue University Northwest’s interdisciplinary degree provides you with a solid foundation in business and in the fitness industry. The fitness management concentration includes management operations, physical assessment planning, nutritional advising, recreation, private club administration, travel and sporting activities, community programming, group fitness coordination and more.

Our program can prepare you for a successful career in the global, fast-paced and vibrant fitness industry.

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Our program provides a wide range of learning experiences that take place inside and outside the classroom, including a required practicum course in a real-world setting.

Fitness Management Concentration Curriculum

You’ll take a balance of general education courses, College of Business core courses and fitness management concentration courses. With a curriculum designed to be both practical and insightful, you’ll acquire valuable skills that prepare you for careers in multiple fitness and recreation sectors.

A foundation of health and hospitality business knowledge is coupled with practical learning about how to organize, supervise and manage employees.

Build a foundation with first-year seminar and introduction to business courses.

Fitness Management Concentration Course of Study

Sample Courses

  • FN 20300 – Foods Selection and Preparation
  • HTM 10000 – Introduction to the Hospitality and Tourism Industry
  • HTM 23100 – Hospitality and Tourism Marketing

Get down to business with courses that explore management and leadership.

Fitness Management Concentration Course of Study

Sample Courses

  • FM 30100 – Recreation Leadership
  • HTM 21200 – Organization and Management in the Hospitality and Tourism Industry

Expand your knowledge of health sciences as well as accounting and other business topics.

Fitness Management Concentration Course of Study

Sample Courses

  • FM 26800 – Physiology of Exercise
  • FM 30000 – Practicum in Health, Fitness and Nutrition
  • FM 30200 – Anatomy and Kinesiology

Level up your expertise with advanced fitness-focused classes and hospitality-centered business courses.

Fitness Management Concentration Course of Study

Sample Courses

  • FM 31400 – Beginning Concepts of Group Exercise
  • FM 41000 – Evaluation, Testing and Assessment Of Exercise
  • FM 47400 – Physiology of Exercise II

Fitness Management Concentration Highlights

As a student in this program, you’ll have access to a functional teaching restaurant and fitness center that provide hands-on, practical contexts for your coursework.

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Fitness Management Concentration Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, you’ll be ready to help clients meet their wellness goals and help fitness-focused businesses manage their facilities. Our world-class combination of client-focused health and fitness training, coupled with business management education, provides the skills you need for success in this thriving industry.

Fitness Management Concentration Career Paths

This degree prepares you for a number of careers in the field, including:

  • Fitness trainer
  • Wellness advisor
  • Health club manager

Fitness Management Concentration Beyond the Classroom

You’ll have many opportunities to get involved in on- and off-campus activities, such as:

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Fitness Management Concentration Employers

Graduates of this program are employed in organizations and companies like:

  • Community Healthcare System
  • Purdue University Northwest

Fitness Management Concentration Scholarships

In addition to the scholarships available to all PNW applicants, students seeking a banking concentration may also apply for program-specific scholarship awards, such as:

  • Professor Emerita Joanne Pluckebaum Endowed Scholarship
  • Susan Finke Memorial

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Fitness Management Concentration Accreditation

Hospitality and Tourism Management programs are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Programs in Hospitality Administration (ACPHA).

As a proud graduate of the the Fitness Management program, PNW has shaped my professional career as a fitness center manager by providing a quality education and hands-on experience in state-of-the-art facilities!

Tabitha Stills
Multidisciplinary Studies, Concentration: Fitness Management, Valparaiso

Meet the Faculty

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Sarala Morrow

Visiting Instructor

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John Bobalik

Fitness Center Director

Matt Dudzik

Matt Dudzik

Assistant Athletic Director for Intramurals and Facilities

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Earn a Bachelor's Degree in Multidisciplinary Studies

Purdue University Northwest’s fitness management concentration prepares you for a multitude of jobs with practical knowledge in organization and employee supervision and management.

To see how a bachelor’s degree in multidisciplinary studies with a concentration in fitness management from PNW opens doors, from corporate boardrooms to non-profit leadership, take the next step today!

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