Sport & Fitness Management Program
The Sport and Fitness Management Program prepares students to enter the world of personal wellness and corporate fitness. With a background in wellness, exercise, activities management, fitness instruction, fitness therapy and business, graduates will possess the job skills and knowledge to work one-on-one with clients and to manage the day-to-day operations of a variety of fitness and recreation programs. The program is grounded in the importance of applied knowledge. Through internships, students work under the direction of program faculty and fitness professionals to interact with clients, design personal fitness programs, perform fitness assessments, and complete a variety of other tasks related to the profession.
According the Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services, fitness trainers and instructors constitute one of the fastest growing occupations throughout the state. In addition, our aging population, along with the recognition that active, healthy living promotes an increased quality of life, means that fitness specialists with diverse backgrounds and who are equipped to work with special needs clients will continue to be in demand at an increasing rate.