The Sport and Fitness Management program prepares students to enter the world of personal fitness, corporate fitness, and sport management. 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, sport, and recreation programs. The program is grounded in the importance of applied knowledge.
Through internships and other practical experiences, students work under the direction of program faculty and sport/fitness professionals to interact with clients, design personal fitness programs, perform fitness assessments and sport evaluations, 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. With our aging population, along with the recognition that active, healthy living promotes an increased quality of life, 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. In addition, with the popularity of sport in the American culture, persons interested in sport related occupations continue to have successful, thriving careers.