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Shape your professional path

Transform your passion for exercise and fitness into a rewarding career

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Student prepares for obstacle course

Scale new heights

Gain advanced skills in areas like aquatics and adventure fitness

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Set sail for success

Help people increase their physical activity and live healthier lives

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Physical Activity & Fitness Management

Offered by: Physical and Health Education

Are you passionate about health and fitness? Take what you love and make a prosperous and purposeful career out of it. The Physical Activity and Fitness Management (PAFM) program at SRU gives you advanced knowledge in physical activity, fitness, and wellness, and the guidance to apply your expertise in the real world.

Why Choose Physical Activity And Fitness Management?

We're looking for motivated, highly energized students to explore untapped areas in the emerging field of wellness. The PAFM program will prepare you to plan, implement, and evaluate physical activity programs. Most importantly, you'll have the opportunity to help people get active and stay healthy.

What Will You Learn?

Through the PAFM program at SRU, you'll gain knowledge and skills in areas like adapted physical activity, aquatics, outdoor adventure fitness, coaching education, and fitness management. You'll also be trained to work with the most current health apps and technologies.

Careers In Physical Activity And Fitness Management

As a PAFM graduate, you'll be qualified to work in a range of positions and settings, including:

  • Adventure Travel and Tourism
  • Aquatics Director
  • Boys and Girls Clubs
  • Community Fitness
  • Community Recreation Director
  • Fitness Director
  • Outdoor Adventure Entrepreneurship
  • Personal Trainer
  • Special Olympic and Paralympic Training
  • Waterpark and Campus Recreation
  • YMCA

Clubs & Organizations

  • Aquatic and Scuba Club
  • FIT Club
  • Leadership in Physical Activity Club