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2015-2016 Course Catalog 
2015-2016 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Fitness and Sports Management, Sports Management Concentration, AS

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Fitness and Sports Management is designed to give students three different areas to choose from: Fitness Management, Sports Management and Health.

This degree is designed to be a two-year degree. The degree is designed for individuals who would like to pursue a career in the fitness, sports, recreation or health fields.

The Fitness and Sports Management AS degree is a transfer degree, designed to prepare students for a Fitness Management, Sports Management and Health program at a four-year school. Graduates from the program may also be able to find entry-level positions at parks and recreation departments, YMCA/YWCAs, private health clubs, golf courses, schools, hospitals or other facility management positions.

For more information about the Fitness and Sports Management program, please visit our website at

Location: Boone

Selected courses in this program are offered at other campuses.

Students start any semester.

Program Entry Requirements

  1. Complete an application for admission.
  2. Satisfy the assessment requirement. 
  3. Attend any required information/registration session.
  4. A program orientation will be required for all students entering the program.

Graduation Requirements

To earn a Fitness and Sports Management AS degree, a student must complete all coursework as prescribed and maintain a 2.0 grade point average.


To complete this program, you must meet the Diversity Requirement with a grade of “C” or higher. See the AS  section of this catalog for more information about which courses can count toward this requirement.

Total Credits Required to Complete this AS Degree, Sports Management Concentration - 64

Fixed Costs

Tuition……………………………………………………………………………………..$143.00 per credit

The costs for each program are estimates and subject to change.

Varied Costs

  Semester 1 Semester 2 Semester 3 Semester 4
Books (approximate) 255 205 255 230

Approximate total for the program: $10,097*

* Program entry requirements are not included in the total approximate cost.

What Kind of Work Will You Do?

• Use and instruct people on the proper use of various types of physical fitness/exercise equipment.
• Inform people on the physiological functions of the body in fitness training.
• Determine the fitness level people should work at and develop an appropriate fitness program.
• Evaluate and maintain records of fitness progress.
• Direct the operation of a fitness/wellness center/recreation department.
• Budget facility needs.

What Skills and Abilities Will You Need?

• Operate and maintain fitness/exercise equipment.
• Demonstrate proper techniques on various types of fitness/exercise equipment.
• Must have the necessary physical abilities to perform demonstrations.
• Apply knowledge of physiological principles.
• Build confidence in those with doubt or difficulty associated with exercise.
• Be able to identify individual fitness/exercise needs.
• Organization skills for performance of fitness activities.
• Communication skills for diverse types of personalities.
• Organize sports tournaments.

What Else Should I Consider about this Program or Career Choice?

• You will be assigned to a program advisor.
• This program is mainly a transfer program.
• You will be working and advising people of all ages.
• You may be working with injured people/athletes.
• You may be dealing with physically disabled people.
• You may have to work evenings, weekends and holidays.
• Anticipated average starting salary $15,080 (2009-2010 Placement Report).

Nondiscrimination Policy

Des Moines Area Community College shall not engage in or allow discrimination covered by law. This includes harassment based on race, color, national origin, creed, religion, sex (including pregnancy and marital status), sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability and genetic information. Veteran status in educational programs, activities, employment practices, or admission procedures is also included to the extent covered by law. Individuals who believe they have been discriminated against may file a complaint through the College Discrimination Complaint Procedure. Complaint forms may be obtained from the Campus Provost’s office, the Academic Deans’ office, the Judicial Officer, or the EEO/AA Officer, Human Resources. For information about the ADA, the Section 504/ADA Coordinator can be contacted at 515-964-6857. For Title IX questions and concerns contact 515-964-6850.

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