Fitness Management

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  • FPU gym with sunbird athletics logo on the wall
  • Professors advise student that is performing physical evaluation on another student in the gym

As a kinesiology major with an emphasis in fitness management at Fresno Pacific University, you’ll gain skills in the science of fitness as well as an introduction to the field of business. This degree will enhance your knowledge of the fitness industry by focusing on specific areas of management, including marketing, organizational leadership and accounting. This degree will also prepare you in your pursuit of running your own fitness-centered small business.


  • Courses combine business and exercise science to provide well-rounded knowledge in fitness and management
  • Small class sizes allow for more personalized instruction and mentoring
  • Explore areas of interest in both fitness and business such as anatomy, biomechanics, accounting and marketing.

Career opportunities

This degree will prepare you to enter the fitness industry and move into management roles such as a facility supervisor, fitness specialist, studio manager and more. Additionally, you’ll graduate with the skills necessary to create and 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 (23 Units)

ACCT 220Principles of Accounting I 4
KIN 270Nutrition3
KIN 441Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription4
KIN 441LFitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription Lab0 - 0
MGT 350
MGT 355
Organizational Theory 
or Organizational Behavior 
or 3
MGT 360Human Resource Management 3
MKT 300Principles of Marketing 3
SOC 442Social Gerontology 3

Program director

Jim Ave
Jim Ave, Ph.D., ATC

Associate Professor, Program Director, Kinesiology


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

Assistant Professor of Kinesiology

Amy Brogan
Amy Brogan, Ed.D.

Assistant Professor of Kinesiology

Fay Nielsen staff photo
Fay Nielsen, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Kinesiology

Don Diboll
Don Diboll, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Kinesiology