ONLINE PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE
The Online Professional Certificate in Fitness Business Management is an innovative Web-based certificate (with an optional field internship course) designed to teach students how to manage a Personal Training Program and/or a Health-Fitness Department as a Strategic Business Unit (S.B.U.) in both commercial and non-commercial based health and fitness facilities in the United States and/or internationally.
The program was developed to establish an industry standard in fitness management education for allied health and fitness professionals, personal trainers, fitness managers, and entrepreneurs that wish to establish a successful business model and fitness operation. Specific learning topics include fitness management, marketing, entrepreneurship, finance, personnel management, customer service, and business administration concepts.
The certificate prepares students to implement successful business systems in the following settings: private and commercial health clubs, medically-based fitness facilities, community wellness centers, personal training studios, physical therapy clinics, YMCA’s, JCC’s, college/university centers, recreational settings, and corporate fitness centers.
A competitive advantage offered in the program is the optional field internship which enables students to practice fitness management concepts in a health and fitness setting.
This program is offered in partnership with IDEA Health & Fitness Association, Health Club Managers, Inc., and Personal Fitness Professional. IDEA has provided content/curriculum in the program; in addition, students receive a complimentary 6-month membership to the digital edition of IDEA Fitness Journal. Health Club Managers, a Health Club Staff/Management Training company, is providing graduating certificate students a preferred discount on their services, and Personal Fitness Professional is providing students with students a 3 year free subscription which includes 8 print issues per year, a bi-monthly e-newsletter, and access to their digital magazine.
Who Should Attend
The certificate program is designed for:
Workplace Advantages and Benefits
To earn the certificate you are required to complete all four core courses. You may also elect to take the optional field internship course. The four core courses are offered in a two-module format; each module consists of two courses that are offered simultaneously and maybe taken as the same time. You are not required to take the courses in any order and you may register for individual courses if desired. The two-module series and optional internship course is offered three times per year in the Fall, Spring, and Summer. The program can be completed in as little as three months but you must complete the requirements within two years.
Award of Certificates:
School of Professional Development at Stony
Last modified on 2/20/14.