BS Health Fitness Specialist

DIRECTOR: Ms. Rhonda Kenny

This degree program prepares graduates for careers in the health and fitness industry including employment in corporate and commercial fitness, wellness centers, public and private fitness centers, YMCAs and YWCAs, personal training, and athletic performance centers.Job duties could include group fitness leadership, program development, exercise prescription, personal training, fitness testing, designing incentive programs or administrative tasks.The degree is endorsed by the National Strength and Conditioning Association.

Health Fitness alumni currently work in the following businesses:

  • Aquila - corporate fitness
  • Duke Live for Life - wellness
  • IMG Academies - athletic performance
  • L&T - corporate fitness
  • SAS Institute - corporate fitness/personal training
  • YMCA - wellness/fitness/children's programs

A minimum cumulative 2.0 is required for admission, including the successful completion of the motor and physical fitness test.

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The Department of Kinesiology is a member of the American Kinesiology Association.


National Academy of Kinesiology Top Ten

The Ph.D. program in Bioenergetics and Exercise Science has been ranked as a Top 10 program in the country by an independent company (Academic Analytics) and by the National Academy of Kinesiology that benchmark academic and research excellence.