2021-2022 Academic Catalog 
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2021-2022 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Multidisciplinary Studies, BS, Concentration: Fitness Management

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About the Program

Apply Now The College of Business Multi-Disciplinary degree in Fitness Management is designed to offer students a broad-based curriculum, combining a strong liberal arts education with a management focus. Administered by the White Lodging School of Hospitality and Tourism Management, it is an interdisciplinary degree that ensures a solid business foundation and a genuine grasp of all aspects of the fitness industry including management operations, physical assessment planning, nutritional advising, recreation, private club administration, travel and sporting activities, community programming, group fitness coordination, and more.

With a curriculum designed to be both practical and insightful, Fitness Management students acquire the valuable skills that make for successful employees in multiple fitness and recreation sectors. This foundation of knowledge is coupled with practical learning about how to organize, supervise and manage employees, which will serve you very well in an industry that requires experiential and practical learning integrated with classroom theories.

As the fitness industry is a fast-paced and vibrant with the global focus on “fitness for health”, the College of Business offer both bachelor degree program and a certificate program in Nutrition and Health Management. Courses are offered in a variety of academic and experiential learning contexts. Industry practicum experience is required in all HTM administered bachelor degree programs. This means prospects abound for internships and experiential learning opportunities

Degree Requirements

  • 120 Credit Hours
  • Minimum grade of C required for all Core and Elective courses
  • Minimum GPA of 2.0 required for graduation
  • Certain courses may only be available at one campus location

PNW General Education Core (30 Credits Minimum)

Other Required Courses (7 Credits)

Total 120 Credits Required

Degree Map


Minimum Grade and Grade Point Average (GPA):  Minimum grade of C required for all courses (unless otherwise noted); 2.0 GPA

Experiential Learning (EL):  One EL course required.  EL courses are noted by (e) next to the course title.

General Education Core:  General Education notations can be found within the course description.  Please click on a course to see if it meets a Gen Ed requirement.

Milestone Courses noted by (m) next to the course title have been identified as being critical to your success in this field of study. 

Courses that are only offered on one campus will be noted by an (H) for Hammond, or (W) for Westville.

Please see the Additional Information and Guidelines section below for more information.

Additional Information and Guidelines

Note 1: Individualized Wellness Strategies Course (1 Cr) these courses are repeatable for credit: FM 10100 - Cardiovascular Exercise Machines; FM 10200 - Weight Training; FM 10300 - Walking/Jogging; FM 10400 - Physical Fitness; FM 10500 – Yoga; FM 10600 – Racquetball; FM 10700 - Basic Self Defense; FM 10800 - Circuit Training; FM 11200 - Aikido/Hapkido; FM 11300 - Tai Chi; FM 11400 – Pilates; FM 11600 - Wing Chun;   FM 11701 - Latin Ballroom Dance Partners; FM 11701 - Latin Ballroom Dance Exercise; FM 11702 - Advanced Weight Training; FM 11703 - Jiu Jitsu; FM 11704 – Zumba; FM 39000 – Trx Suspension Training; FM 39000 – Army Physical Training

Note 2: MDS-Fitness Management Option students may take HTM 31200 without HTM 29100. HTM-Fitness Management Option students may take HTM 31500 without HTM 34100.

Note 3: HTM 37100 can be substituted with HTM 375, HTM 385 or HTM 383. These courses may be taken whenever available in schedule.

All HTM Core Courses and HTM Elective Courses must be completed with a grade of C or better (Not C-).


The 8 semester plan of study is a recommended sequence of classes designed to show how this program can be completed within four years.

Visit the 15 to Finish website for information and resources.

For career information, click here to visit the Careers and Employment Trends page.

For Financial Aid eligibility, click here. Annual FAFSA filing deadline is March 10. Financial Aid recipients are required to complete 30 credits per calendar year to stay eligible for the standard financial aid award.

Financial Guarantee: If you follow the degree map and find a course unavailable, you may be able to take the course for free in a future semester.  Certain exclusions apply. 

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