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

General Education Prerequisites

BIOL-100 & 100L
or BIOL-111 & 111L
Principles of Biology
General Biology: Cells and Physiology
ECON-101Principles of Microeconomics4

Required Courses (57 Units)

Core Courses (33 Units)
BIOL-331 & 331LHuman Anatomy4
BIOL-332 & 332LHuman Physiology4
COM-343Writing in the Natural Sciences3
KIN-251Foundations of Kinesiology3
KIN-331 & 331LFundamentals of Motor Behavior4
KIN-390Internship in Kinesiology2
KIN-395Sport and Exercise Psychology3
KIN-401 & 401LBiomechanics4
KIN-406 & 406LPhysiology of Exercise I4
KIN-485Senior Seminar2
Emphasis Courses (24 Units)
ACCT-220Principles of Accounting I4
KIN-368Analysis of Aquatics1
KIN-369Analysis of Fitness Activities1
KIN-441 & 441LFitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription3
or MGT-355
Organizational Theory
Organizational Behavior
MGT-360Human Resource Management3
MKT-300Principles of Marketing3
SOC-442Social Gerontology3