A Program Certificate in Sport and Fitness Entrepreneurship provides students with a well-developed foundation in creating and running their own business. In addition, students will gain direct field experience through co-op/internship opportunities. This certificate is designed for students looking to run their own sport business.
This certificate can be bundled with other certificates toward an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree in Exercise and Sports Studies. Additional certificate options within the AAS degree plan include: Exercise Science, Sport and Fitness Pedagogy (available Fall 2024), Sport and Fitness Management, Sport and Fitness Technology (available Fall 2024), and Clinical Exercise Science.
Students might consider high school courses in marketing, sales, and computers to assist them in college study. However, these courses are not mandatory for success.
Students who complete the curriculum requirements receive a Program Certificate in Sport and Fitness Entrepreneurship. The courses within the certificate lead directly into the Associate in Applied Science degree in Exercise and Sports Studies.
The future professional workforce of sports and exercise industry is evolving as digital technology advances. This not only creates skill gaps of current workforce but also creates new job opportunities as these traditional jobs have been transformed. Career opportunities exist as sport instructor, fitness instructor, sales specialist, and franchise owner, or sport club owner.