Fitness and Wellness Leadership Major
Have an Exciting and Rewarding Career in One of the Fastest Growing Industries!
Our fitness and wellness leadership major prepares you to work in one of the fastest growing segments of the service industries. (U.S. Labor Department of Occupational Statistics and Employment Projections)
You will be qualified to work in hospital wellness centers, medically-based fitness facilities, sports performance facilities, public and privately owned health clubs, corporate fitness centers, colleges/universities, YMCAs/JCCs, and recreational/athletic sites as directors, fitness managers, supervisors, exercise leaders, elite personal trainers and sports performance coaches. Learn more about fitness careers.
Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Fitness and Wellness Leadership (120 credits)
The fitness and wellness leadership major is an extensive interdisciplinary program. It provides strong content knowledge, hands-on personal training experience as well as a business, management, and clinical rotations that will help you gain employment as a personal trainer, fitness professional, health/fitness manager, and business owner. In addition, you will be prepared to enter graduate school programs in exercise science if you are interested in becoming an educator working in a college or university setting.
Areas of Study within the Fitness and Wellness Leadership Major
There are five areas of study within the major. Each segment offers intensive training in:
- Wellness/Fitness Leadership
- Practical Clinical Experiences & Rotations
- Fitness Administration
- Personal Training Laboratory
- ACSM Certification
- B.S. in Fitness and Wellness Leadership course curriculum (495kB PDF file, requires the free Acrobat Reader)
- Fitness and wellness leadership course descriptions
- Suggested 4 year course sequence for the fitness and wellness major
Questions, Comments, Suggestions?
If you would like more information about the sports and wellness program at SUNY Plattsburgh, please contact
Dr. Vincent Carey, Chair
Office: 301 Memorial Hall
Phone: (518) 564-4338