48 months
39834 USD/year
39118 USD/year
11446 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The Health Fitness Specialist (HFS) undergraduate degree program at Indiana University Bloomington provides specialized educational and practical experiences for those interested in the fitness, health and/or wellness industry. 


The Health Fitness Specialist degree is designed to prepare students with the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities needed for certification preparation by several accredited professional organization such as the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), the American Council of Exercise (ACE), the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), and the National Strength and Conditioning Associations (NSCA). The HFS degree culminates with a required internship working in a health, fitness, wellness field of their choice.

Career Preparation

Career preparation is built into the fabric of Indiana University Bloomington. After all, you’re here to get an education that prepares you for whatever comes next, whether that’s a job or graduate school.

You have access to career development services throughout your time as an IU student. And you’re encouraged to pursue internships, volunteer activities, and service learning opportunities to build your resume at every turn.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Public Health Administration
  • Biostatistics
  • Foundations of Environmental Health
  • Fitness and Wellness Courses
  • Foundations of Physical Activity and Public Health
  • Group Physical Activity/Exercise Instruction
  • Individual Physical Activity/Exercise Instruction
  • Fitness Specialist Practicum
  • Physical Activity/Fitness Administration)
  • Physical Activity and Disease: Prevention and Treatment
  • Fitness Testing and Interpretation
  • Field Experience in Fit

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Academic performance and preparation
  • Strength and quality of your high school curriculum
  • Anticipated completion of secondary school before you start at IU
  • Recent grade trends
  • SAT or ACT results
  • Essays
  • Extracurricular activities
  • Community service
  • Work experience

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    39834 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 39834 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    39118 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 39118 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    11446 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11446 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Bloomington

1071 - 1733 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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