Advance Your Skills in Exercise, Nutrition, and Fitness Entrepreneurship

Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science, Fitness, and Nutrition Management

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Career Outlook and Growth

Convert your healthy lifestyle and passion for fitness, nutrition, and exercise into a full-time career.  With a Bachelor’s Degree from Bryan University in Exercise Science, Fitness, and Nutrition Management, you’ll gain a unique skillset and prepare for a fulfilling career in a growing industry.

Expanding Careers

Careers for health and fitness professionals, exercise instructors, nutrition coaches, and personal trainers are projected to grow much faster than average through the year 2029 at a rate of 8% or higher with projected job openings of 66,400 in the US.1

Earning your degree now means you’ll be ready for the jobs of the future.

Attractive Career Opportunities

As a graduate of the bachelor’s degree program, you’ll have the advanced knowledge and skillset to be job-ready for career opportunities2 that may include:

  • Certified Personal Trainer for Specialty Populations – learn advanced training techniques for those with disabilities, chronic disease, injuries, youth, and more.  Work in a gym setting, as an independent contractor, or self-employed.
  • Fitness Educator – help students successfully achieve their program requirements and career competencies.3
  • Sports Performance Coach – coach a high school sports team or individual athletes by effectively implementing goal-setting, action planning, and communication & motivation strategies.
  • Nutrition Coachmaximize your client’s success by providing nutrition coaching strategies based on food preferences, culture, and physical training demands.
  • Group Fitness/Exercise Instructor – conduct a safe and effective group exercise class for specialty modalities offered at commercial fitness centers.
  • Fitness Studio/Gym Owner – be your own boss and run your own gym or fitness studio by utilizing your business acumen and entrepreneurial skills learned in class.
  • Exercise Director/Club Manager – open doors of opportunity into managerial positions at commercial fitness centers.
  • Strength and Conditioning Specialist – prepare to sit for the Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) certification through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA).

Diverse Employers

Health and fitness professionals, coaches and educators may have different opportunities for employment at the bachelor’s degree level. From corporate settings to healthcare facilities to high-energy gyms and fitness centers, there are work environments for different personality types. Examples may include:

  • Commercial gyms and fitness facilities.
  • Corporate fitness centers.
  • High Schools.
  • Rehabilitation centers.
  • Self-employment.

Program Overview

The Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science, Fitness, and Nutrition Management provides a broad range of skills and competencies. Designed by industry leaders and based upon current competencies outlined by the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) and a variety of other reputable exercise science organizations, you can be assured of learning the skills employers demand. Upon graduation, you’ll be immediately prepared for the job market.

Foundational Skills Employers & Entrepreneurs Need

As a student at Bryan University, you’ll attend a top program where you’ll gain a solid foundation of knowledge from faculty who have real-world industry experience. Your courses include the following:

  • Advanced anatomy and physiology.
  • Advanced health screening and sport performance assessments.
  • Ergogenic aids counseling.
  • Exercise psychology and motivation.
  • Exercise programming for specialty populations (e.g., diabetes, pregnancy, or heart disease).
  • Rest, recovery, and corrective exercise strategies.
  • Business skills necessary for self-employment, including entrepreneurship, marketing, management and leadership.
  • Valuable soft skills in communications, writing, and research.
  • All books and courseware are included in program tuition!
  • Qualify to sit for the Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) certification through NSCA.

Specialized Skills in Nutrition Coaching

Your courses will also help maximize your value to clients by learning key skills in nutrition coaching such as:

  • Application of nutrition in making dietary recommendations and providing nutrition coaching to clients.
  • Sports nutrition if you work with athletes.
  • Nutrition considerations for specialty populations (e.g., diabetes, pregnancy, or heart disease).
  • Knowledge of the impact of physical activity and nutrition on populations from an epidemiology perspective.
  • Preparation for NASM’s Certified Nutrition Coach (CNC) included in the program tuition.

Exceptional Value

Your investment in a Bryan University education will open doors to new career opportunities and provide you the following benefits:

  • Cost for all books, technology, and courseware are included in the program tuition.
  • Access to and practice utilizing FitHive’s revolutionary personal trainer client management software in order to effectively build client programs as well as market and sell yourself.
  • Preparation to take the Certified Nutrition Coach (CNC) through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM).
  • Accelerated program so you can start and finish fast – saving you time and money and helping you get to work sooner.
  • Job search assistance from the Career Services team.
  • Graduates can return and audit courses for free to recharge their skills.
  • Student support services, including mentoring, tutoring, and technical support.
  • Tuition lock guarantee – we lock your tuition once you enroll so it never goes up.
  • Financial aid is available for those who qualify.

Connect with an Online Community Like No Other

At Bryan University, we believe that success in the field of health and fitness training demands a different approach to education. That’s why we’re dedicated to building a more innovative, hands-on learning environment that adapts to your unique needs and provides you with individual coaching and feedback.

As an online student, you’ll receive:

  • Live webcam interactions with instructors and experts right from home (webcams and headsets provided to all students).
  • Collaborative networking with peers.
  • Adaptive learning using an interactive engine that helps you learn and retain more.
  • Performance reports to help you track your progress and stay on top.
  • Mobile-compatible video app that allows you to demonstrate proficiency and easily upload assignments.

Career Services for Students and Graduates

You’ll receive a dedicated career services advisor that provides job search assistance, job networking best practices, interview preparation, and helps you create an eye-catching resume.

Footnotes

 Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2020-21 Edition, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/personal-care-and-service/fitness-trainers-and-instructors.htm. Also see http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/39-9031.00.

2 Example occupations shown herein do not imply a guarantee of employment. Students are responsible for conducting occupational research for their chosen program. Employers have unique hiring practices and job-specific requirements, which may include years of experience for manager positions. Graduates with little to no prior experience should expect an entry-level position.

3 May require additional teacher certification, depending upon your state of residence.

Program Details

Why We're Different: Students Come First

Tuition Lock Guarantee

We lock your tuition rate once you enroll, plus tuition goes down the longer you're in school.

Job Search Assistance

We provide students job search assistance while in school and once they graduate.

Accelerated Programs

You can get started - and finish - fast.

Welcome Kits Included

Once you enroll, we provide you a welcome kit package to ensure you're ready to start school.

Faculty Who Put You First

Our faculty provide you with personalized, individual attention and support.

Electronic Books & Courseware Included

We provide easy access to all your electronic textbooks and courseware.

Focus on Employment

You’ll graduate with a degree targeted for a specific job market and earn skills that match employers’ needs.

Learn by Doing

You’ll develop real-world skills by completing simulated job tasks and using industry technologies.

Return for Refresher Classes

As a graduate, you’ll have the privilege of auditing previously completed courses still being taught—at no charge—to keep your skills sharp.