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Health Fitness Careers Transcript My name is Amy Scott Erickson and I’m the
dean of the health fitness specialist program. The job outlook for health fitness specialist
graduates is really strong. There are a wide variety of opportunities and areas that people
can go into. For example, there’s youth fitness, there’s boomer fitness, there’s
senior fitness. There are classes that people can teach, classes like aerial yoga, Zumba
classes, sky aerobics. They can do outside classes like paddle boarding, recreation classes,
after school kids programs. There are so many different opportunities and areas that people
can go into in this field. We intentionally added business courses to
our curriculum to give our students the managerial, leadership and business skills they would
need to move into a leadership position instead of being relegated to a commission-based position.
There are currently over 1500 certifications in the health fitness industry. We have embedded
two that we feel are the most rigorous into our curriculum. Graduates routinely tell us
that the information and knowledge that they gain from these certifications benefit them
tremendously, and put them ahead of their colleagues and other graduates seeking employment.
If you’re looking for a career where you can make a difference, where you can serve
a greater purpose and have a real impact on another person’s life, I think the health
fitness specialist degree program is for you.