Sport and Fitness Management

Program Description

A Program Certificate in Sport and Fitness Management provides students with a well-developed foundation in sport and business management. In addition, students will gain direct field experience through co-op/internship opportunities. The curriculum is designed for students looking to enter the sport and fitness industry.

This certificate can be bundled with other certificates toward an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree in Exercise and Sports Studies. Additional certificate options within the AAS degree plan include: Exercise Science, Sport and Fitness Pedagogy (available Fall 2024), Sport Entrepreneurship, Sport and Fitness Technology (available Fall 2024), and Clinical Exercise Science.


Students might consider high school courses in marketing, sales, and computers to assist them in college study. However, these courses are not mandatory for success.

Program Requirements

Students who complete the curriculum requirements receive a Program Certificate in Sport and Fitness Management. The courses within the certificate lead directly into the Associate in Applied Science degree in Exercise and Sports Studies.

Career Opportunities

The future professional workforce of the sports and exercise industry is evolving as digital technology advances. This not only creates skill gaps of current workforce but also creates new job opportunities as these traditional jobs have been transformed. Career opportunities exist as customer support specialist, facility supervisor, or program specialist.