Fitness and Wellness Leadership Major

Have an Exciting and Rewarding Career in One of the Fastest Growing Industries!

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Our fitness and wellness leadership major prepares you to work in one of the fastest growing segments of the service industries (employment is expected to increase 27 percent or more during 2004-2014, according to the U.S. Labor Department of Occupational Statistics and Employment Projections).

You will be qualified to work in hospital wellness centers, medically-based fitness facilities, sports performance facilities, public and privately owned health clubs, corporate fitness centers, colleges/universities, YMCAs/JCCs, and recreational/athletic sites as directors, fitness managers, supervisors, exercise leaders, elite personal trainers and sports performance coaches. Learn more about fitness careers.

Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Fitness and Wellness Leadership (120 credits)

The fitness and wellness leadership major is an extensive interdisciplinary program. It provides strong content knowledge, hands-on personal training experience as well as a business, management, and clinical rotations that will help you gain employment as a personal trainer, fitness professional, health/fitness manager, and business owner. In addition, you will be prepared to enter graduate school programs in exercise science if you are interested in becoming an educator working in a college or university setting.

Areas of Study within the Fitness and Wellness Leadership Major

There are five areas of study within the major. Each segment offers intensive training in:

Program Requirements

Comments, Questions, Suggestions?

If you have any questions about the fitness and wellness leadership major, please feel free to contact me:

Ken Baldwin, Assistant Professor and Program Coordinator
Office: Memorial Hall 214
Phone: (518) 564-3149
Email: kenneth.baldwin@plattsburgh.edu