Fitness and Wellness Leadership Major

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Suggested 4 Year Course Sequence for B.S. in Fitness and Wellness Leadership

Below is the recommended order of courses students should take in the Fitness and Wellness Leadership Major. It is highly recommended students receive a Minor in both Business and Marketing in addition to the major (see below).

Freshman Year

Fall Semester Year 1

Credits Course Number & Name Prerequisite
2 PED 210 (Fall Only) Introduction to Fitness and Wellness Leadership Major
(must be taken this semester)

Fitness and Wellness Majors Only

4 BIO 101 General Biology
(must be taken this semester)
None
3 or 4 ENG 100 or Arts Gen. Ed. Written Experience
(must be taken this semester)
Exam Placement
3 CMM 101 Introduction to Public Speaking
(must be taken this semester)
None
3 Mathematics
(must be taken this semester)
Math Competency Exam
0 or 1 LIB 105 Info/Tech None
15-17 Total    

Spring Semester Year 1

Credits Course Number & Name Prerequisite
2 PED 212 (Spring Only) Introduction to Personal Fitness Training
(must be taken this semester)
PED 210
3 ECO 101 Principles of Economics
(must be taken this semester)
None
4 CHE 101 General Chemistry
OR
CHE 111 Fund Principles Chemistry I
(must be taken this semester)
Math Exam/MAT 101/higher
3 ENG 101 Written Experience
(must be taken this semester)
ENG 100 or Exam Placement
3 U.S. Civilization None
3 Arts or Elective None
18 Total  

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester Year 2

Credits Course Number & Name Prerequisite
4 BIO 326 Human Anatomy/Physiology I
(must be taken this semester)
CHE 101 or CHE 111
2 PED 214 Advanced Personal Fitness Training (Fall Only)
(must be taken this semester)
PED 212
3 PED 333 Science of Exercise
(must be taken this semester)
None
3 MGM 280 Principles of Management
(must be taken this semester)
ENG 101/ECO 101
3 MKE 290 Principles of Marketing
(must be taken this semester)
ENG 101/ECO 101
0 or 3 FLL Foreign Language & Literature None
15-18 Total  

Spring Semester Year 2

Credits Course Number & Name Prerequisite
4 BIO 327 Human Anatomy/Physiology II
(must be taken this semester)
BIO 326
3 PED 336 Fitness Programming
(must be taken this semester)
None
3 PED 337 Group Exercise Programming
(must be taken this semester)
None
3 ACC 201 Accounting I
(must be taken this semester)
2nd Semester Standing
0 or 1 PED 201 CPR/AED/AID
(must be taken this semester)
None
0-3 FLL Foreign Language & Literature None
13-17 Total  

Junior Year

Fall Semester Year 3

Credits Course Number & Name Prerequisite
2 PED 401 Fitness Field Experience I
(must be taken this semester)
ACSM-CPT
3 BUS 388 Seminar in Professionalism (AWR)
(must be taken this semester)
Junior or Seniors only
3 CLG 402 Introduction to Counseling Techniques
(must be taken this semester)
Junior standing
3 FNI 211 Human Nutrition
(must be taken this semester)
CHE 101/111
3 Humanities None
3 Liberal Arts Elective None
17 Total  

Spring Semester Year 3

Credits Course Number & Name Prerequisite
2 PED 402 Fitness Field Experience II
(must be taken this semester)
PED 401
3 PED 334 Kinesiology (Spring Only)
(must be taken this semester)
BIO 326 & BIO 327
3 MGM 311 Organizational Behavior
(must be taken this semester)
MGM 280
3 MKE 321 Principles of Advertising
(must be taken this semester)
MKE 290
3 Western Civilization None
0-3 Elective None
14-17 Total  

Senior Year

Fall Semester Year 4

Credits Course Number & Name Prerequisite
2 PED 403 Fitness Field Experience III
(must be taken this semester)
PED 402
2 PED 338 Supplemental & Ergogenic Aids None
3 MKE 328 Services Marketing None
3 World Systems None
3 Liberal Arts Elective None
3 Elective None
16 Total  

Spring Semester Year 4

Credits Course Number & Name Prerequisite
2 PED 404 Fitness Field Experience IV
(must be taken this semester)
PED 403
3 PED 410 Fitness Management
(must be taken this semester)
PED Majors Only
3 Critical Perspectives None
3 Global Issues None
3-6 Elective None
14-17 Total  

Marketing Minor (Minor Code-5022)

Requires 2 additional (3 cr.) courses to receive the Marketing Minor.

Recommended courses:

  • MKE 323 Retail Store Management
  • MKE 401 Interactive Marketing & E-commerce (MKE 401 Only offered every 3rd semester Fall)
  • MKE 410 Franchising: U.S./CA/MX (Spring)
  • MKE 442 Selected Marketing Topics (Public Relations-ONLY offered every 2 to 3 semesters)
  • MKE 498 Internship

Business Minor (Minor Code-1405)

Requires 1 additional (3 cr.) course to receive Business Minor

  • ACC 351 Legal Environment of Business

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Comments, Questions, Suggestions?

If you have any questions about the fitness and wellness leadership major, please feel free to contact me:

Ken Baldwin, Assistant Professor and Program Coordinator
Office: Memorial Hall 214
Phone: (518) 564-3149
Email: kenneth.baldwin@plattsburgh.edu