Do you have a passion for healthy living and physical activity? Then why not promote public wellness and physical education by earning a minor in Health and Fitness. A minor in health and fitness gives you the opportunity to work directly with individuals to improve their fitness levels while allowing you to have a primary focus in another kinesiology or business field.
With a minor in Health and Fitness, you will be prepared to become a certified personal trainer or a strength and conditioning specialist and find a career in a hospital or within the fitness industry.
Positions such as personal trainer, wellness coach, fitness consultant, and athletic coach involve working directly with individuals to help them to improve their physical fitness for health or athletic performance. Health club managers and fitness club owners are business-related positions in which the work is mostly administrative.
- Fitness trainers and instructors are projected to grow 13% from 2018-2028, much faster than the average for all occupations.
- As businesses, government, and insurance organizations continue to recognize the benefits of health and fitness programs for their employees, incentives to join gyms or other types of health clubs are expected to increase the need for fitness trainers and instructors.