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Fitness, Wellness & Coaching

Degree Type:
Bachelor’s Degree
Mode of Study:
On Campus

Methodist University’s Fitness, Wellness, and Coaching program seeks to apply scholarly approaches to understanding health, wellness, fitness, and performance from a physical, psychological, and social perspective.

Common Career Paths

Some of the top jobs for those with Fitness, Wellness & Coaching bachelor degrees include exercise trainer, group fitness instructor, recreation and fitness studies teacher, coach, scout, dietician, nutritionist, and so much more.

Common Salary Ranges for Graduates

As mentioned above, there’s a long list of career opportunities for those with Fitness, Wellness & Coaching degrees. But, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports the average annual salary for the following positions (which may require additional education) in North Carolina in 2021:

  • Exercise trainer and group fitness instructor: $41,640
  • Recreation and fitness studies teacher: $67,800
  • Coach and scout: $49,940
  • Dietitian and nutritionist: $58,930

Average Tuition Cost

The average cost for an incoming residential freshman to attend MU is less than $18,000 – similar to the cost of attending one of the big-box public schools, but with the enhanced value of a highly-regarded private school with a 12:1 student-to-faculty ratio.

While tuition varies, depending on a student’s financial aid package, it’s important to know that the average financial award for an incoming residential freshman at MU is more than $34,000.

Financial Aid & Scholarships

More than 97% of MU students receive some form of financial aid, with the University offering more than $24 million annually to students for scholarships. If a student is active military, family of active military, or a veteran, they may also qualify for MU’s military education benefits.

Interested in Methodist University’s Fitness, Wellness & Coaching program?

If you have questions, reach out to Dr. Jordan Bettleyon using the contact info at the bottom of the page. If you’re ready to apply today, click the button below!

Frequently Asked Questions

Normally, a bachelor’s degree is required for college and professional coaching jobs. While some elect to earn a degree related to Fitness, Wellness & Coaching, there are many coaches who pursue degrees in other areas.

Currently, Methodist University does not offer an online option for Fitness, Wellness & Coaching. However, our on-campus program will best prepare you for a career in fitness, wellness and coaching.

Major Requirements

The Fitness, Wellness, and Coaching major consists of 59-61 credits and is distributed as follows:

KIN 1200 Weight Training Techniques (2) KIN 3060 Adapted Physical Education (3)
KIN 2110 Professions and Development in Health Sciences (1) KIN 3080 Sport & Exercise Psychology (3)
KIN 2150 Research Seminar (2) KIN 3120 Biomechanics (3)
KIN 2170 First Aid/CPR/AED (2) KIN 3200 Motor Development (3) or PSY 2040 Lifespan Development (3)
KIN 4300 Psychosocial Aspects of Sport & Exercise (3) KIN 3210 Sport Sociology (3)
KIN 2400 Human Nutrition (3) KIN 3300 Behavior Management in PE and Health Education (3)
KIN 2850 Foundations of Human Anatomy (3) or BIO 3060 Human Anatomy and Physiology I (4) KIN 3410 Sport Pedagogy III (3)
KIN 2860 Foundations of Physiology (3) or BIO 3080 Human Anatomy and Physiology II (4) KIN 3600 Motor Learning (3)
KIN 2900 Structural Kinesiology (3) KIN 4000 Facility Management (3)
KIN 3000 Community Health (3) KIN 4210 Psychology of Coaching (3)
KIN 3050 Measurement and Evaluation (3) KIN 4950 Experiential Learning (1)