​​​​​​​​​​​​​Program Description

The physical activity specialist program brings together the pursuit of physical, emotional and social health in providing foundational knowledge for those interested in pursuing a career in physical fitness outside of teaching. Combine your interests in fitness, sports and games to promote healthy physical activity and personal well-being.

Points of Pride

The Center for Integrated Health Studies, a two-story, 50,000-square-foot building added to the Health Professions complex, will allow students in a variety of health professions fields to learn and practice together. It is set to open for classes in January 2020.

Put Your Degree to Work

Graduates will have the foundational knowledge and understanding to pursue certifications and careers in personal and strength training/instructing, coaching, and more.

​U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics sample data

Below is a list of potential careers, median salary over the course of the career and projected job growth.

JobMedian PayJob Growth through ​2026​
Fitness trainer/instructor$39,820 per year10% (30,100 more jobs)
Athletic coach$33,780 per year13% (35,700 more jobs)


Program Overview

For a full review of programs and required courses, visit CMU's official online academic bulletin and consult with an academic advisor.

For More Information

Visit The Herbert H. & Grace A. Dow College of Health Professions website or contact:

CHP Student Service Center
Health Professions Building 1250
Email: chp@cmich.edu
Phone: 989-774-2315