Rio Hondo College Text
Access Rio LogoCanvas Icon Logo
Rio Hondo College logo
Certificate of Achievement
Kinesiology - Fitness and Sport Management

The fitness and sport fields have become dynamic growth industries and are recognized as multi-billion dollar global enterprises. The Fitness and Sport Management Certificate is designed to prepare individuals to apply business, coaching, and physical education principles to the organization, administration, and management of athletic programs and teams, fitness/rehabilitation facilities and health clubs, sport recreation services, and related services. The program includes instruction in program planning and development; business and financial management principles; sales, marketing and recruitment; event promotion, scheduling and management; facilities management; public relations; the psychology of sport and exercise, and legal aspects of sports. Depending on their specific interests, professionals in this field can do anything from managing a local gym, fitness studio, or sports camp.

They may work in a college or professional sport venue and manage facilities, operations, and assist with marketing and social media. It is possible to complete this certificate in one calendar year. The curriculum has been designed to equip the student with the background, both theoretical and practical, to pursue an entry-level job managing and promoting both fitness and sport organizations.

Please contact the Student Success Team for this program if you have any questions.

Sample Education Plan

This sample education plan represents one possible pathway through the program. Be advised that each university (UC, CSU, private, and others) has their own transfer requirements. Please see a counselor to create an education plan that is customized to meet your needs. Map is for reference only for the 2020-2021 catalog year. Please refer to the College Catalog (in pdf or flipbook format) for additional course descriptions.
CourseUnitsTypically Offered
1st Semester
KIN 120 - Sports Law and EthicsM3.0
KIN 120 - Sports Law and Ethics (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course explores how various bodies of substantive law are applied in the context of the sport industry—both professional and amateur. The course examines the various types of laws that apply to the sport industry (e.g., constitutional, tort, contract, labor, and antitrust) and how these laws are interpreted to decide legal claims for employment, personal injury, intellectual property, and discriminatory practices; and the legal relationships among athletes, teams, leagues, governing bodies, sports facilities, licensees, broadcasters, and fans. The course will also address the compliance issues and ethical structures that define the sports industry.

KIN 159 - Leadership Empowerment of SportM3.0
KIN 159 - Leadership Empowerment of Sport (3.0 units)

Advisory:READ 043 or appropriate placement; ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement
Transfers to:CSU

The purpose of this course is to explore leadership theories and the impact of leadership empowerment through sport. This course is designed for all students interested in leadership dynamics within individual and team sports. The course will cover topics such as leadership theories, self-awareness, informal and formal leadership, emotional intelligence theory, athlete motivation, team dynamics, communication and the role of the team captains. At the end of the course, students will have more insight into leadership within sport environments.

KIN 170 - Sport and Exercise PsychologyM3.0
KIN 170 - Sport and Exercise Psychology (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course is designed to improve the athletic performance of individuals and teams within the areas of sport and fitness by introducing students to psychological concepts and skills. Areas of study will include motivation theory, personality and sport, group processes, research methods, and cognitive development in sport performance. The course will examine techniques such as imagery, goal setting, cognitive restructuring, coping, and arousal regulation to help athletes and coaches achieve peak performance.

Total Semester Units:9.0 
2nd Semester
KIN 110 - Introduction to Fitness and Sport ManagementM3.0
KIN 110 - Introduction to Fitness and Sport Management (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement; MATH 050 or MATH 050D or MATH 053 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: CSU

This course is designed to introduce the concepts of fitness and sport management, and includes information needed for students who intend to explore the growing industry of administering fitness and sport programs and overseeing small businesses. The course covers areas of facility management, membership/sales, business and finance, facility oversight, equipment, and policies and procedures. In addition, the history and evolution of sport management, organizational functions, management levels, rules and compliance oversight, event management, and leadership will be included. This course is designed for the student pursuing a career in fitness and/or sport management, exploring administration and facility operations, or interested in furthering their understanding of the business of fitness and sport.

KIN 188 - Theory and Practice of CoachingM3.0
KIN 188 - Theory and Practice of Coaching (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: CSU

The purpose of this course is to explore the impact coaches have on athletic programs in the community. The course is designed for all students interested in coaching individual and team sports. The course will cover topics such as role of the coach, athlete motivation, coaching leadership, technology, and effective coaching practice. At the end of the course, students will have more insight into coaching in various athletic programs.

KIN 195 - Social Issues/Media in SportM3.0
KIN 195 - Social Issues/Media in Sport (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: CSU

This course is designed for students interested in a career in the field of coaching and athletics. Coaching methodologies and future trends in athletics, youth development in sport, and physical education/kinesiology are discussed. This course examines controversies and the status of sport culture in our society, the relationship between sport and media, social media, culture, and the economy. Emphasis is placed on understanding the historical and current roles of sport in society.

Total Semester Units:9.0 
Total Units for Kinesiology - Fitness and Sport Management COA program 18.0 
Notes:
MMajor course; course may also meet a general education requirement
† Some classes may have higher units.
** this course has prerequisite, please click on course name to view.
GE = General Education Course. Some of these courses also meet degree requirements. Please see a counselor to find out which ones meet both the general education and degree requirement
M = Major Course
EL = Elective Course
   

Program Learning Outcomes

1

Students will be able to analyze and organize fitness and sport management and operations; and to communicate effectively, both written and verbally, in professional fitness and sport settings.


2

Students will be able to demonstrate sensitivity to a multicultural community, including related social issues; and skills in leadership, communication, collaboration, and managing personnel.


3

Students will be able to demonstrate a professional understanding of the legal aspects of sport and ethics and apply those principles to managing fitness and sport businesses.


4

Students will be able to achieve academic and practical foundations with the ultimate goal of employment in the fitness and/or sport management industries.


Gainful Employment Disclosures

  • This program is designed to be completed in ______
  • This program will cost $______ if completed within normal time (including books, materials, and additional fees). There may be additional costs for living expenses. These costs were accurate at the time of posting, but are subject to change.
  • Of the students who completed this program within normal time, the typical graduate leaves with $0* of debt. *Fewer than 10 students completed this program within normal time. This number has been withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the students.
  • License Requirements. This program qualifies students to sit for licensure exam in California.

For more information about graduation rates, loan repayment rates, and post-enrollment earnings about this institution and other postsecondary institutions please click here: https://collegescorecard.ed.gov/

Labor Market Information in California

Salary

not avaiable
not available

Career Growth

not available
n/a
Career Growth

Annual Avg Openings

not available

n/a
Annual Avg Openings
Source: Employment Development Department (EDD), State of California.

About RHC

Rio Hondo College, serving the communities of El Monte, Pico Rivera, Santa Fe Springs, South El Monte, and Whittier for over 50 years.

Social Media

Access Rio LogoCanvas Icon Logo

Contact

Rio Hondo College
3600 Workman Mill Road
Whittier, CA 90601

Phone: (562) 692-0921
Comments? Questions?
Contact Us

searchclosechevron-upchevron-downbarsmap-o linkedin facebook pinterest youtube rss twitter instagram facebook-blank rss-blank linkedin-blank pinterest youtube twitter instagram