In the last 10 years, the fitness industry has grown by almost 50 per cent in terms of turnover. This makes it one of the strongest market developments of this time. The rapidly increasing membership figures and the numerous new openings of many fitness facilities also speak for themselves. The market's high interest in professionally trained specialists is therefore greater than ever before. This is where the Bachelor's degree programme "Fitness Science and Fitness Economics" comes in.
The combination of theory and practice as well as a comprehensive understanding of the market combined with a targeted specialisation is in the foreground. After completing the degree, you will be able to work actively with individualised know-how both directly on the training floor and, through your business management knowledge, in leading positions in the fitness and health sector.
Overarching management modules as well as specialisation subjects in the fitness industry and individually selectable modules geared towards your personal interests are available to you in this degree programme. This will perfect your ability to lead properly, as well as your methodological and social skills, and build up sound specialist knowledge.
Another advantage: Market-relevant training licences, which you already acquire at the beginning of the bachelor's degree, allow you to put your skills into practice on the training floor while you are still studying.
Accreditations & awards
The IST Hochschule für Management is officially accredited as a state-recognised university by the Ministry of Culture and Science of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia. This guarantees the equivalence of the degrees with degrees from state universities.
The Bachelor's, Master's, and MBA programmes are accredited by the International Agency for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (FIBAA). This means that you achieve an international and state-recognised degree. With the award of credit points according to the European Credit and Accumulation Transfer System (ECTS), your academic achievements are internationally comparable and recognised.
The IST University of Management has been institutionally accredited for five years after a thorough review by the German Science Council. We have thus received further state recognition, which underpins our claim to quality.
You have a general university entrance qualification, a technical college entrance qualification or an equivalent school-leaving qualification. You should also have a three-month internship in the fitness sector or other work experience in related industries.
You can also study at IST University without an Abitur. The prerequisite is that you have either completed at least two years of vocational training and have a master craftsman's certificate or advanced training, or have completed at least two years of vocational training and have at least three years of professional experience. In addition, a completed three-month internship from the fitness sector is required or professional experience of at least three months from a related industry.
Note: If you do not meet the requirements, you might still be considered for admission.
The following documents are required for an application as a German student:
Final school certificate CV Proof of health insurance cover
The following documents are required for an application as an international student:
Final school certificate CV Proof of health insurance cover Language certificate
With a degree in B.A. Fitnesswissenschaft und Fitnessökonomie, you can work in the following positions:
– Fitness Manager
– Sports Manager
Financing of studies
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