Program Description

video_graphic.jpgThe Fitness and Wellness major will prepare students to assume the roles of fitness and wellness professionals for private businesses and industries, community organizations, and health care facilities. The Fitness and Wellness graduates will become effective and knowledgeable instructors, providing a safe and rewarding experience for people of all ages. Job responsibilities may include personal training, fitness testing, exercise prescription, development, and implementation of health and fitness programs, and designing and instructing group exercise programs. This major is also designed to prepare for graduate study in numerous areas of exercise and sport science.

Student Quote

"Mayville State University provided me with the solid foundation I needed to continue my higher education and ultimately start my career. The Fitness & Wellness and Sports Management program offered me a well-rounded, personalized education. Mayville State provided me with the experience to become a successful personal trainer, strength and conditioning coach, and a yoga instructor. If you are looking for a first-class experience from a program that builds your career from day one, Mayville State and the HPER department is your first step to a bright future!" - Jessica Kijak, Fitness & Wellness graduate


Wellness Center - The Mayville State Wellness Center gives you the opportunity to work with the latest fitness equipment and to assess users on upgraded technology.

Real-world Experience - You will get real-world experience through your required internship. You could help seniors at the local assisted-living facility stay active and fit or work with Mayville State Athletics managing six quality NAIA athletic programs.

Personal Attention - You will be preparing for an exciting career while getting the personal attention you deserve.


Fitness Majors

Fitness Minors