AAS in Business Administration: Health Club Operations

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Are you interested in the field of health, wellness, and fitness? Kaplan University's Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration with a specialization in Health Club Operations is designed to introduce you to business management and the wellness and fitness industry, while providing the skills to explore a variety of career opportunities in the field, including entrepreneurship. Learn more about the Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration with a specialization in Health Club Operations here.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

Kaplan University's Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration with a specialization in Health Club Operations is an online program designed to give students a comprehensive introduction to sound business concepts, human physiology, and fitness. The program covers basic business principles, anatomy, and client care and gives students the opportunity to prepare to pursue an entry-level position in the wellness and fitness industry. The program's curriculum also includes courses in interpersonal communications, foundations of fitness, and customer service.

What Are the Prerequisites?

If you are interested in applying to Kaplan University's Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration with a specialization in Health Club Operations, you should have an active interest in learning about the fitness industry as well as business. Work experience in some area of the wellness industry is not necessary but can be helpful in understanding the subject matter. Applicants to Kaplan University's programs should have a high school diploma or GED and be a citizen or permanent resident of the U.S. Since the program is offered online, applicants should have access to a computer.

What Are the Course Requirements?

The Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration with a specialization in Health Club Operations consists of 90 credits. Credit requirements are divided between 15 core credits, 60 major credits, and 15 elective credits. Students complete four predetermined health club operations electives as part of their specialization. Specific course requirements could change. If you are interested in enrolling in Kaplan University, speak to an Admissions Representative.

Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration with a Specialization in Health Club Operations Requirements

  • Introduction to Management
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Business Math and Statistical Measures
  • Associate's Capstone in Management
  • Academic Strategies for the Business Professional
  • Choose one of the following:
    • Accounting for Nonaccounting Majors
    • Accounting I
  • Choose one of the following:
    • Human Resource Management
    • Microeconomics
  • College Composition I
  • College Composition II
  • Choose one of the following:
    • Survey of Mathematics
    • College Algebra

Health Club Operations Requirements

  • Scientific Foundations of Exercise and Fitness
  • Anatomy and Physiology I
  • Anatomy and Physiology II
  • Customer Service

What Could I Do After I Graduate?

Career Opportunities

After successfully completing Kaplan University's Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration with a specialization in Health Club Operations, you could pursue entry-level employment opportunities with fitness centers, gyms, and spas or start your own company You could pursue these types of entry-level positions:

  • Membership consultant
  • Fitness center assistant
  • Spa assistant
  • Gym assistant manager
  • Fitness consultant

Advanced Degrees

Kaplan University's Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration with a specialization in Health Club Operations could help prepare you to pursue entry-level employment, or you may choose to further your education at the bachelor's degree level. Bachelor's programs also include various career focus areas, such as sports management, exercise science, or kinesiology. Here are several possibilities you might consider:

  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a specialization in Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a specialization in Marketing
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a specialization in Retail Management