Fitness and Conditioning

The Fitness & Sport Coaching program prepares students with foundations in: Practical Applications of Fitness and Health, Exercise Administration, and Sport Coaching.


Fitness and Conditioning

The UWF Fitness & Conditioning (FSC) program prepares students for fitness coaching careers in community, recreational, private, athletic, and worksite wellness settings (some of which require certification for employment). The FSC program prepares students to obtain certifications through various organizations such as NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine), ACE (American Council on Education) and/or the Florida Coaching Certificate. The FSC coursework is hands-on, with a focus on activity based learning to develop the practical and applied skills necessary to work in these environments. Additionally, coursework includes health education, program management, and coaching field experiences to advance desirable employment related skills.  

The UWF Fitness & Conditioning program prepares students to pursue careers in:

      • community-based fitness programs
      • high school fitness and sport coaching
      • private fitness and sport coaching
      • fitness/group instructor
      • private and corporate fitness and wellness centers
      • physical activity specialists (e.g., CDC , NIH, and other government organizations)
      • fitness specialist/director
      • recreation, K-12, and private sport coaching
      • recreational settings (aquatics, beach, wellness, fitness, and outdoor rec)
      • government agencies/military employment (e.g., physical activity and recreation, sports/coaching, fitness and on military bases)
      • consultants at non-profit centers (e.g., AHA, ALA)
      • worksite wellness

The UWF Fitness & Conditioning program prepares students to pursue certification in:

          • National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) or American Council on Education (ACE)
          • Group Exercise Instructor
          • Coaching Certifications (state and national certificate programs)  

The UWF FSC program prepares students to pursue graduate degrees in:

            • Physical Education
            • Human Sport Performance
            • Health Education Leadership
            • Health Promotion
            • Community Health Education
            • Public Health
            • Fitness Recreation
            • Outdoor Recreation
            • Program Contact:

Dr. Daniel Drost
Advisor, Assistant Professor
Phone: (850) 474-2592
Office: Building 72, Room 257
Email: ddrost@uwf.edu