Department of Kinesiology

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Concentrations - Fitness Leadership

The Fitness Leadership concentration is designed to prepare students for careers in preventive/rehabilitative exercise and fitness programs. Students completing the concentration will have the necessary academic background to work in areas such as cardiac, pulmonary, diabetes and arthritis rehabilitation, health clubs, corporate wellness, and personal training.

Students will be prepared to sit for the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Exercise Specialist exam. The concentration may be tailored to meet the needs and interests of students planning graduate study in medicine, physician's assistant school, occupational or physical therapy, and exercise physiology.