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Discover our Bachelor of Fitness & Wellness Management

Learn across disciplines.

As a fitness & wellness management major, you’ll integrate biology, exercise science, psychology, and business with knowledge of physical activity, fitness, and all-inclusive health.

Acquire skills in marketing, leadership and management, communications as well as a grounding in finance and accounting. A broad knowledge of business operations will ensure success for future professionals. Gain real-world experience through an industry internship in your final year.

This program readies you for a graduate program or a career in the fitness/health industry, sports organizations, health facilities, spas, or resorts.

Become a Certified Personal Trainer

Put your education to work.

The fitness & wellness management major is grounded in application-based learning. This hands-on approach draws a clear line between what you’re learning and your future career.

This program offers a unique opportunity to become a Certified Personal Trainer following completion of EX 300 Principles of Personal Training.  This certification allows you to practice as a professional personal trainer prior to graduation.

What will you learn?

Upon successful completion of the program, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate fundamental knowledge in disciplines pertaining to biology, exercise science, fitness, wellness, and health
  • Demonstrate fundamental knowledge in disciplines pertaining to accounting, advertising, business, management, and marketing
  • Successfully determine and apply evidence-based practice in fitness and wellness fields
  • Apply knowledge required to evaluate and advance health, wellness, and human performance in diverse populations
  • Evaluate sociocultural factors relating to fitness and wellness, including barriers to success and healthful living in diverse populations
  • Apply fitness, wellness, and management knowledge in a real-world setting

What are the next steps?

Mount Mercy offers competitive tuition and generous scholarships.

We also encourage all students to apply for federal, state, and other kinds of financial assistance.

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We make it easy by accepting applications year-round! No deadline, no fee, no pressure.

  1. Create your application
  2. Apply under standard admissions criteria or go "test optional"
  3. Request official transcripts from all institutions previously attended. Mail to:

* Mount Mercy University Admissions
  1330 Elmhurst Drive NE
  Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52402

For more detailed instructions on how to apply, see our Admissions page.

Careers in fitness & wellness management

With knowledge across subjects and intern experience, our fitness & wellness management graduates are prepared for the workforce. Graduates can find career opportunities in positions like:

  • Wellness Coach
  • Health Promotion Specialist
  • Fitness and Wellness Coordinator or Wellness Program Consultant
  • Community Health and Wellness Director
  • Fitness Center Manager
  • Fitness Instructor
  • Certified Personal Trainer
  • Gym Owner
  • Fitness Sales Director
  • Fitness Consultant