Fitness and Wellness

Enhance the quality of life for others as a fitness and wellness instructor.

At Park University, our Bachelor of Science in Fitness and Wellness degree program is designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills needed to promote physical health for oneself and those around them. Students in this program will learn how to enhance their overall quality of life by coaching others to live healthier lifestyles.

Locations & Learning Options

As a student in our Bachelor of Science in Fitness and Wellness program, you will be able to take face-to-face classes at our Parkville, Missouri campus. Students who choose to pursue a minor in fitness and wellness may take classes face-to-face in Parkville.

The Bachelor of Science degree requires a minimum of 120 completed credit hours, including 53 hours of degree-specific core curriculum and approved electives. The minor in fitness and wellness requires 19 hours of degree-specific curriculum courses. Refer to your catalog for a complete listing of coursework for this degree.

  • Parkville, MO
  • Parkville, MO
  • Online

B.S. MAJOR – 53 HOURS , 2.0 GPA

FW 122 Human Nutrition ……………………………….. 3 cr.

FW 140 Concepts in Sport Injuries…………………….. 3 cr.

FW 225 Kinesiology ………………………………………… 3 cr.

FW 231 First Aid/CPR …………………………………….. 3 cr.

FW 250 Exercise Physiology ……………………………… 3 cr.

FW 260 Principles of Strength and Conditioning …. 3 cr.

FW 275 Introduction to Sports Management ………. 3 cr.

FW 300 Concepts in Strength and Conditioning ….. 3 cr.

FW 310 Methods in Strength and Conditioning…… 3 cr.

FW 325 Motor Skill Development …………………….. 3 cr.

FW 350 Fitness Testing and Prescription……………… 3 cr.

FW 375 Fitness and Wellness Special Populations …. 3 cr.

FW 400 Internship in Fitness and Wellness ………….. 3 cr.

BI 214 Personal and Community Health …………… 3 cr.

BIO 211 Anatomy & Physiology I ………………………. 4 cr.

BIO 212 Anatomy & Physiology II …………………….. 4 cr.

PS 363 Psychology of Sport ……………………………… 3 cr.

TOTAL ……………………………………………. 53 cr.

MINOR – 19 HOURS , 2.0 GPA

FW 122 Human Nutrition ……………………………….. 3 cr.

FW 225 Kinesiology ………………………………………… 3 cr.

FW 250 Exercise Physiology ……………………………… 3 cr.

FW 260 Principles of Strength and Conditioning …. 3 cr.

BIO 211 Anatomy and Physiology I ……………………. 4 cr.

BI 214 Personal & Community Health …………….. 3 cr.

TOTAL ……………………………………………. 19 cr.

Make a positive impact on the society around you as an advocate for fitness and wellness.

At the Park University College of Education and Health Professions, we aim to provide our students with knowledge and skills that will not only benefit them as individuals, but to the society around them. In the fitness and wellness program, students will be introduced to basic principles that assist and motivate them to reach their optimal fitness and wellness potential, while leading others to an overall healthy lifestyle.

Careers

Our programs will prepare you for a career as a:

  • Wellness Specialist
  • Nutritional Counselor
  • Fitness Coordinator
  • Health Coach
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Program Highlights

When you pursue the Bachelor of Science in Fitness and Wellness degree, you will be given the opportunity to take advanced-level courses and practice in the field. Courses in such subjects as human nutrition, kinesiology and exercise physiology will equip you with the knowledge needed to pursue a career in the field, and the experience attained in the fitness and wellness internship requirement will provide you with the real-world experience to practice in the field.

Related programs

Park University’s degree programs are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Park University is a private, non-profit, institution of higher learning since 1875.