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Our master’s degree in fitness and wellness leadership addresses the challenge of busy working professionals or for those who have limited time to attend courses at a traditional on-site campus. We require no class-time on campus. All 13 courses are 100% fully online, allowing you to live anywhere while completing the degree. In addition, you can do an internship that allows you to work with faculty on selecting a site that matches your area of focus, close to your home or city of interest.
Our courses were created with input from industry professionals, internship affiliates, and national organizations. The program is for both those starting a career in the emerging fitness, health, and wellness industry and those who are already actively involved in the industry. Our coursework integrates exercise science (biomechanics, physiology, exercise program design), resistance/strength training, certification preparation, and fitness management/business concepts (accounting, marketing, and management) — synthesized into a logical, progressive learning sequence.
The graduate program specifically addresses the needs of the public and employers by combining the fundamentals of exercise science with the essential components of a business curriculum to prepare students for careers as personal trainers, sports performance instructors, directors, general managers, owners, or fitness consultants.
Graduates may work in organizations that include medically-based fitness facilities, gyms/health clubs, personal training studios, physical therapy clinics, corporate fitness centers, senior centers, sports performance facilities, college/university recreational centers, and YMCAs. The program combines a theoretical framework with training skills that are necessary to prepare students for certification testing from national organizations such as ACSM, NSCA, and others.
To be considered for admission, you are required to meet the following requirements:
Application Deadline: The application calendar is flexible, allowing for rolling or open admissions throughout the year any semester (fall, winter, spring, or summer) in which you wish to begin. Please begin the application process 3 weeks prior to the semester you would like to start.
We invite you to learn more about the online master’s degree in fitness and wellness leadership at SUNY Plattsburgh. Please feel free to contact the program coordinator.
Ken Baldwin, Program Coordinator
Office: 101 Broad Street
Phone: (518) 564-3149