Fitness Management

  • FPU gym with sunbird athletics logo on the wall

With the rapid growth of the sport and fitness industry, health fitness professionals are in high demand. This emphasis offers you a solid foundation of knowledge. You will combine the benefits of an exercise-science type degree, which will prepare you for fitness certification, with a strong foundation of business that can be built upon for future endeavors.


  • Courses combine business and exercise science.
  • You will gain insights into the fitness industry and explore areas of interest.

Career opportunities

This major will prepare you to enter the fitness industry, move into management and, eventually, run your own business.

Course listing

Note: Emphasis courses are additional courses that are to be completed alongside the general education and parent program requirements as dictated by the Fresno Pacific University catalog. Please review the course requirements for baccalaureate programs and the general education summary in the Undergraduate Academic Catalog.

Emphasis Courses (24 Units)

ACCT 220Principles of Accounting I4
KIN 270Nutrition3
KIN 368Analysis of Aquatics1
KIN 369Analysis of Fitness Activities1
KIN 441Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription4
KIN 441LFitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription Lab0
MGT 350
MGT 355
Organizational Theory
or Organizational Behavior
MGT 360Human Resource Management3
MKT 300Principles of Marketing3
SOC 442Social Gerontology3

Program director

Don Diboll
Don Diboll, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Kinesiology


Devin Beasley, Ed.D.
Devin Beasley, Ed.D.

Assistant Professor of Kinesiology

Amy Brogan
Amy Brogan, Ed.D.

Assistant Professor of Kinesiology

FPU Faculty Headshot
Fay Nielsen, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Kinesiology