For those wanting to learn a holistic approach to health and wellness, the MS in Fitness and Wellness Leadership at SUNY provides just that. Not only will you learn advanced exercise science, but you will also cover business management techniques. This combination has proven successful for graduates.
An interdisciplinary approach shaped this online health and wellness program with input from national organizations, industry professionals, and internship affiliates. The coursework integrates many components such as:
- Exercise science (physiology, biomechanics, exercise program design)
- Resistance / strength training
- Certification preparation (ACSM-certified personal trainer, MFA-fitness facility director, NSCA-certified strength and conditioning specialist, and others)
- Fitness management / business concepts ( accounting, management, and marketing)
The curriculum benefits a variety of career paths. Graduates have used their training to fill roles as general managers, wellness consultants, personal trainers, instructors, directors, and future professors.
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School Accreditation & Licensing
SUNY College at Plattsburgh is accredited by:
Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)
Program Requirements & Restrictions
Minimum EducationBachelor Degree
Recommended GPA2.5 or above (4.0 scale)
Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Resume/CV, Statement of Purpose/Intent