Exercise and Fitness Management Degree Info - Bachelor Degree Review

Published Dec 20, 2006

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A Bachelor's Degree in Exercise and Fitness Management prepares you to educate others to make healthy life decisions and to develop personal fitness regimens. Another option for this degree is to pursue further education and engage in research in physiology, medicine or a similar field.

What is a Bachelor's Degree in Exercise and Fitness Management?

Students in a Bachelor's of Exercise and Fitness Management undertake a course of study that provides a basic understanding of human anatomy and physiology for the means of applying it to fitness, sports training, and exercise program development. As part of your training, you will also learn the basics of business, such as accounting and finance.

Typical Courses for a Bachelor's Degree in Exercise and Fitness Management include:

  • Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • Exercise Management
  • Conditioning
  • Kinesiology
  • Basic First Aid
  • Financial Accounting

Career Options and Outlook the Bachelor's Degree in Exercise and Fitness Management

Those with a Bachelor's Degree in Exercise and Fitness Management can pursue a career in a physical therapy environment, fitness center, or other health establishment. Typical careers include:

  • Fitness Instructor
  • Personal Trainer
  • Fitness Director

Earnings Potential

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (www.bls.gov), the median income for fitness workers in 2004 was $25,470. It is also predicted that the employment of fitness trainers will increase much faster than the national average until at least the year 2014. This is due to the increasing numbers of aging individuals who will need to implement fitness and diet regimens to stay healthy into their latter years.

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