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What is sport and fitness administration?
The concept of health care is no longer limited to traditional medical fields (nursing, physician, etc.), but now also encompasses the ideas of prevention, quality of life, health planning, and exercise as medicine. Students in the sport and fitness administration program are presented a holistic understanding of human movement science and foundational business skills, and are taught to organize, manage, and direct initiatives designed to enhance health and well-being for individuals, families, and communities.
What makes a degree in Sport and Fitness Administration different from a major in Business Administration?
Students in the Business Administration (BUSA) program earn a Bachelor of Arts degree with a concentration in accounting, finance, general business, management, or marketing. Students in the Sport and Fitness Administration (SFAD) program, on the other hand, earn a Bachelor of Science degree. This difference allows students in the SFAD program the ability balance the required business courses with those in human anatomy and movement science to better understand the clients with whom they will be working after graduation. Furthermore, SFAD students can choose advanced electives in coaching or business, to align with their future career interests.
What type of career might I have?
Sport and Fitness Administration graduates can be employed in a wide variety of work settings, and can be found in any field where people are physically active, including:
  • equipment development and sales
  • health education and planning
  • corporate wellness and patient/client relations
  • public and commercial fitness centers
  • amateur and professional sport organizations
  • public and commercial recreation organizations
  • community outreach programs
  • public and private event facilities
For what types of graduate school programs will I be prepared? 
What other certifications and licenses would be beneficial to obtain to enhance the Sport and Fitness Administration degree?
Those with a Sport and Fitness Administration degree who wish to enhance their qualifications by becoming a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) or Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), should consider Piedmont’s MS in Health and Human Performance degree. Other common certifications fall within the areas of recreation, massage therapy, and nutrition.
How do I request information about your Applied Health Science Program?
Contact: RH Daniel School of Nursing and Health Sciences, PO Box 10, Demorest, GA 30535 (706.776.0116)