A successful fitness business is about more than burning calories and building muscles. To be competitive in the business world, you need to know about strategic planning, accounting, marketing, human resources, customer relations, and more. This course will prepare you to implement a successful business system in private or commercial health clubs, medically-based fitness facilities, community wellness centers, personal training studios, physical therapy clinics, YMCAs, JCCs, college centers, recreational settings, or corporate fitness centers. This course was developed to establish an industry standard in fitness management education.
A competitive advantage offered in this course is the Optional Field Internship. Students who take advantage of this option will be able to practice the fitness management concepts they've learned about through an internship in a health and fitness setting. This course is offered in partnership with the IDEA Health & Fitness Association, Health Club Managers, Inc., and Personal Fitness Professional (PFP). IDEA provided content and curriculum for the course, and, as a student, you'll receive a complimentary six-month subscription to the digital edition of IDEA Fitness Journal. Health Club Managers, Inc., a health club staff and management training company, provides graduating certificate students with a preferred discount on their services. PFP provides students with a free three-year subscription. The subscription includes eight print issues of their magazine per year, a bi-monthly e-newsletter, a digital magazine, and access to an interactive website with blogs, polls, articles, and much more. The American College of Sports Medicine's Professional Education Committee certifies that Educational Fitness Solutions, Inc., who helped create this course, meets the criteria for official ACSM Approved Provider status. (Provider # 672784) This course is approved for 50 Continuing Education Credits through ACSM.
Continuing Education Credits/Units
The following national organizations and associations have approved this course for CEC/CEUs:
- The American Senior Fitness Association (SFA): 2.0 CEUs per course
- The Health and Fitness Professionals Association (HFPA): 30 CECs per course and 60 CECs for the Optional Field Internship
- The National Council on Strength and Fitness (NCSF): 10 CEUs per course
- The National Federation of Professional Trainers (NFPT): 1 CEC per course, equivalent to an entire six-month CEC requirement
- The National Strength and Professional Association (NSPA): 2 CEUs per course