Fitness and Sports Center Management
Assists students in gaining the necessary knowledge and competencies to manage the specialized business functions of an athletic club, fitness center, health club or sports facility. Covers concepts in accounting, customer service, human resources, marketing, management and effective oral and written communication skills. Successful students learn nutrition, current and future trends in exercise, operation of a fitness facility, equipment purchase and maintenance and exercise prescriptions for clients from various demographic populations. Students may also earn a Fitness Leadership Certificate in addition to this degree by successfully completing two Anatomy and Physiology classes and performing an internship.
- Interpret basic financial statements.
- Apply management theory to effectively supervise the human resources of an organization.
- Evaluate management decisions given an organization’s relationship to the external business environment.
- Creatively solve common problems in managing an organization.
- Demonstrate effective non-verbal and verbal communication skills for a business environment.
- Demonstrate effective written communication for a business environment.
- Employ computer applications to perform business activities.
- Devise the appropriate exercise prescription for a variety of populations (e.g. obese, athlete, diabetic) following the American College of Sports Medicine guidelines.
- Diagram the facility requirements for a wellness center as defined by the American College of Sports Medicine.
- Perform the appropriate response to the injury situations that are likely to happen in an exercise setting.
- Demonstrate procedures for assessing skill and health-related components of physical fitness based on guidelines from the American College of Sports Medicine.
- Outline the physiological changes that occur to the systems of the body as a result of exercise.
All students receiving an Associate Degree are required to meet Degree-Specific Requirements AND General Education Requirements. Courses listed in the Required Core and/or Required Support Courses may also be used to fulfill Degree-Specific and General Education Requirements. Developmental courses (those numbered below 100) cannot be used to fulfill these requirements.
Attention: It is the student's responsibility to review the entire program form before making course selections for registration purposes. The College recommends that students meet with an advisor or counselor well in advance of registration deadlines and before making course selections.
The following courses are required in this program and satisfy HFC’s General Education Outcomes for this program. Students who change their program will need to confirm in advance that they are completing all required courses for their specific program of study, including additional General Education courses. All Associate in Business degrees require at least 15 credits total including at least three credit hours, unless otherwise noted, from each of the five areas below. For this program:
1. Civil Society & Culture: Complete one of the following:
- EDU-260: History and Civics in Elementary Schools
- GEOG-132: World Regional Geography
- HIST-151: American History I
- HIST-152: American History II
- POLS-101: American Government: Democratic Participation and Civic Engagement
- POLS-131: Introduction to American Government and Political Science
- POLS-152: International Relations
- POLS-200: Introduction to Peace and Conflict Studies
- SOC-131: Introduction to Sociology
- SOC-152: Women, Men, and Society
- SOC-251: Ethnic and Racial Diversity in Society
- WR-131: Religious Traditions in the World
2. Communication: Complete the following:
3. Computer Technology: Complete the following:
4. Critical Thinking & Information Literacy: Complete one of the following:
5. Quantitative Literacy: Complete the following:
NOTE: For this program, General Education minimum credits: 15
Fulfill the Required Core, Required Support, and/or Elective Courses for this program.