The demand for fitness trainers and instructors is expected to increase by 13 percent from 2018 to 2028, much faster than the average for all occupations.

 

NSCA - National Strength and Conditioning Association

Daemen’s specialization program in health and fitness is recognized by the NSCA as an Education Recognition Program.

Daemen’s health promotion, health and fitness specialization equips students with a foundation in the sciences, nutrition, exercise physiology, fitness assessment and exercise prescription, and strength and conditioning. Students combine the principles of health education and behavior change to promote healthy behaviors and lifestyles.

Daemen’s health promotion, health and fitness specialization equips students with a foundation in the sciences, nutrition, exercise physiology, fitness assessment and exercise prescription, and strength and conditioning. Students combine the principles of health education and behavior change to promote healthy behaviors and lifestyles.
 
Students can save money and become more prepared for their career with our accelerated five year Health Promotion, B.S./ Athletic Training combined program, which allows them to transition easily when completing both their undergraduate degree and master’s degree.  

Also, individualized plans of study prepare students to become a certified strength and conditioning specialist  and a certified personal trainer through the National Strength and Conditioning Association/NSCA, as well as obtain additional certifications through the American College of Sports Medicine/ACSM.

Career Outlook

The health and fitness specialization prepares students to work in a variety of settings within the healthcare and fitness industries.

Popular careers options include

  • Fitness and wellness educator
  • Worksite/corporate wellness employee
  • Fitness program manager
  • Strength trainer
  • Injury and disease prevention specialist 
Marc Gonzalez, ’19

Health promotion, health and fitness

Marc Gonzalez

Head exercise specialist at Grand Island Physical Therapy, strength and fitness coach at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center and Olympic weightlifting coach at Crossfit Buffalo.

Kyle Clifford, ’14/15

Health care studies, health and fitness specialization; master’s in athletic training

Kyle Clifford, ’14/15

Co-owner of Impact Fitness and adjunct professor at Daemen College