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AAS in Business Administration - Health Club Operations

Students who enroll in Kaplan University's Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration with a specialization in health club operations program have the opportunity to learn core business and accounting principles with a focus on the health and fitness industry. Read more about Kaplan University's AAS in Business Administration with a specialization in health club operations program.

Official Program Name:

Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration - Health Club Operations

School Offering Program:

Kaplan University

Degree Level:

Associate of Applied Science

Program Description:

Kaplan University's Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration with a specialization in health club operations program emphasizes essential business and marketing concepts and theories to help prepare students to pursue entry-level positions in fitness industry management.* Coursework covers basic accounting, management, and business principles. Emphasis is placed on managerial tools for business, and students have the opportunity to learn how to use marketing applications for services, promotion, and pricing. General education courses give students the opportunity to strengthen critical skills, including communications and problem solving. Specialization courses focus on anatomy, physiology, exercise science, and the art of customer relations and communications.

Learning Format:

Online

Program Length/Total Credits Required:

90 credits. Kaplan University defines an academic year as the time in which a full-time student is expected to complete three terms of instructional time. Full-time students are expected to complete at least 36 credit hours within the academic year.

Financial Aid Available:

Financial aid is available for those who qualify. Aid opportunities include federal grants; military aid; and federal, state, and private lending programs.

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Required Courses for an Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration with a Specialization in Health Club Operations:

Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Kaplan University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Major Requirements

  • CS 113: Academic Strategies for the Business Professional OR
  • CS 121: Pathways to Academic Success (5 credits)
  • AB 113: Accounting for Nonaccounting Majors OR
  • AB 114: Accounting I (5 credits)
  • AB 140: Introduction to Management (5 credits)
  • AB 203: Human Resource Management OR
  • AB 209: Small Business Management (5 credits)
  • AB 219: Marketing (5 credits)
  • BU 250: Business Math (5 credits)
  • AB 298: Associate's Capstone in Management (5 credits)

Choose one of the following: (5 credits)

  • AB 204: Macroeconomics
  • AB 220: Global Business
  • AB 224: Microeconomics

Specialization Requirements

  • AB 221: Customer Service (5 credits)
  • CM 206 Interpersonal Communications (5 credits)
  • EF 205: Scientific Foundations of Exercise and Fitness (5 credits)
  • HS 120: Anatomy and Physiology I (5 credits)
  • HS 130: Anatomy and Physiology II (5 credits)

Core Requirements

  • 100/200-level: Communications Course (5 credits)
  • 100/200-level: Mathematics Course (5 credits)
  • 200-level: Communications Course (5 credits)

Elective Requirements

  • Open Electives (35 credits)

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Graduates of Kaplan University's Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration with a specialization in health club operations program may be interested in pursuing bachelor's degrees in business, nutrition, or health science.** Earning a bachelor's degree could afford students additional career choices and the opportunity for increased responsibilities in the workplace. A bachelor's degree with an exercise or nutrition science focus could also help prepare candidates who wish to pursue certification.***

Bachelor's degree options for graduates include (but are not limited to):

  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Science in Health and Wellness
  • Bachelor of Science in Health Science
  • Bachelor of Science in Nutrition Science

Career Paths:

The Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration with a specialization in health club operations program is designed to offer hands-on business and health industry training that is directly transferable to the workplace. Students have the opportunity to study sound business practices, crucial communication skills, and gain an effective understanding of fitness science and the human body.

Entry-level positions graduates could pursue include:

  • Health club sales
  • Health club assistant manager
  • Sports camp personnel
  • Fitness operations

*Kaplan University's programs are designed to prepare graduates to pursue employment in their field of study, or in related fields. However, the University does not guarantee that graduates will be placed in any particular job or employed at all.

**While many of Kaplan University's degree programs are designed to prepare graduates to pursue continued undergraduate- or graduate-level education, the University cannot guarantee that students will be granted admission to any bachelor's or graduate programs.

***Although certain programs at Kaplan University are designed to prepare students to take various certification or licensing exams, the University cannot guarantee the student will pass those exams. In some cases, field experience and/or background checks may be necessary to be eligible to take or to successfully pass the exams.

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