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Turn your passion into a career — gain the knowledge and skills you need to market and manage fitness programs. Focus on learning practical, hands-on skills with Mizzou’s online bachelor’s and undergraduate certificate in fitness programming and management.

These flexible 100% online programs will sharpen your understanding of essential business practices, health/wellness coordination, strength coaching and sports performance strategies. Fulfill your own fitness business dream, level-up in corporate management, train lower-level managers or prepare to take a national certification — Certified Personal Trainer (ACSM-CPT), Group Exercise Instructor (ACSM-GEI), Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (NSCA-CSCS) or Tactical Strength and Conditioning Facilitators® (TSAC-F®). 

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Bachelor of science

Bachelor of science in fitness programming and management

The bachelor’s program contains business course work as part of the degree, providing the problem-solving skills and industry knowledge that most fitness professionals lack. These additional skills can help you stand out from the competition when job searching or starting your own business.

Undergraduate certificate

Undergraduate certificate in fitness programming and management

Not ready to dive into a bachelor’s program? The undergraduate certificate combines fitness/exercise curriculum with business courses — take what you learn and apply directly to your career. If you choose to continue your education, get a jumpstart on a BS in fitness programming and management or other related degree. 

Quick facts


Courses for these programs are 100% online: no campus visits are required.


Mizzou is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).


Tuition is affordable, and nonresidents pay a minimal fee. Financial aid is available.


Apply what you learn to your work, or prepare to take a national certification.

Award-winning education

U.S. News and World Report ranked Mizzou No. 1 in Missouri and among the top 4% nationally for the best online bachelor's programs.

Best Online Programs U.S. News and World Report Bachelor's 2023 Badge.

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