The Industry in a Growing Profession:
The Sport and Fitness Industry has experienced dramatic growth over the past twenty years. The need for expertise in sport and fitness management has grown into a discipline where specialization exists in a multidimensional sense in the various areas of business, communications, and health-related areas. Professional positions in this exciting area require that persons are trained and qualified in many areas such as programming, marketing, management, communications, facility development, finance, economics, politics, and legal aspects. Indeed, the days are long gone where positions are filled by happenstance or by virtue of simply liking sport and fitness.
The Majors at UW Parkside:
At the University of Wisconsin at Parkside, we believe we have created a comprehensive curriculum that will serve both the students aspiring to gain employment in sport and fitness professions and this vast industry. The Majors in Sport Management and Fitness Management prepares students to become well-versed in general and specific realms of knowledge. Our faculty believe in teaching theoretical foundations, reflective reactions to material, applicational projects and activities, and critical analysis by students of what they have experienced in the various processes.
Career Possibilities in Sport and Fitness Management:
As the realm of sport and fitness management provides perhaps the most varied professional opportunities of employment, the possibilities that exist are far ranging and truly exciting. The following is a sample of careers in sport and fitness management:
All students who major in either Sport Management or Fitness Management are required to complete one or more fieldwork experiences. For details on the requirements, read the manual appropriate to your chosen major (sport: HESM 495 or Fitness: HESM 498). The links to these manuals are at the bottom of this page.
If one or several of these areas interest you, consider the Major in Sport
Management and Fitness Management and the University of Wisconsin-Parkside
as your pathway to preparation for an exciting and truly bright future.
To see the course requirements please select from below.
Sport or Fitness Management curriculum 2003-05 (PDF)
Sport or Fitness Management curriculum 2005-07 (PDF)
Sport and Fitness Management Fieldwork Requirement Forms (word) or (PDF)