Sports and Fitness Management—BS

Your Game Plan Starts Here

If you have a passion for sports or fitness—or both—a Bachelor of Science in Sports and Fitness Management is a good call on your part. At Michigan Tech, you will determine the direction of your degree based on your own professional interests.

Whether your goal is to work one-on-one with people to maintain a healthy lifestyle and achieve personal wellness goals, to manage fitness programs or facilities, to coach athletes, or to promote sporting events or teams, we will help you to create a winning career.

A Scientific Spin on a Practical Degree

In our degree program, there is no need to choose between the disciplines of business and science. You will gain a strong grounding in both the business of sports/fitness and the science of human movement, physiology, and more. As a sports and fitness management major, you will complete diverse course work spanning topics in

  • Kinesiology,
  • Accounting,
  • Management,
  • Marketing,
  • Biology,
  • Chemistry,
  • Mathematics,
  • And More!

Career Information

According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of fitness trainers and instructors is expected to grow faster than the average for all occupations through 2020, thanks to the rapid expansion of the health and fitness industry. As the percentage of the world population affected by obesity grows, so, too, does the need for professionals trained to address this epidemic and other noncommunicable health burdens.

With over one-quarter of adults in the Americas affected by obesity in 2012, more individuals and businesses are beginning to recognize the risks associated with a sedentary lifestyle—such as developing diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and some cancers—and are taking action to improve wellness through private and corporate health and fitness programs.