: EnglishShort Description
: The Online Professional Certificate in Fitness Management was developed to establish an industry standard in fitness management education for allied health and fitness professionals, personal trainers, fitness managers, and entrepreneurs that wish to establish a successful business model and fitness operation.
The certificate prepares students to implement successful business systems in the following settings: private and commercial health clubs, medically-based fitness facilities, community wellness centers, personal training studios, physical therapy clinics, YMCA’s, JCC’s, college/university centers, recreational settings, and corporate fitness centers. A unique aspect of the program is the optional field internship experience which enables students to practice fitness management concepts in a real life health and fitness setting.Instructor Description
: This course provides students with certified, skilled facilitators to guide them through their learning experience. Facilitators who are well trained in a unique mastery methodology and provide one-on-one instruction to their students to ensure mastery of the course material. The course facilitator is available to answer any questions a learner may have including questions on course content, course material, certifications, and even industry questions. Facilitators also monitor the progress of learners to ensure training retention and program advancement. The facilitator for this course, David Flench, FACHE, FMFA, MBA, ACSM HFS, is the Program Coordinator and an instructor for the Online Certificate in Fitness Business Management. He has over 17 years experience in health and wellness, and is currently the Director of the Wellness Center, Outpatient Diabetes Center, and Community Education at Hancock Regional Hospital in Greenfield, IN. David is responsible for the strategic planning and operational oversight of this certified medical fitness center and is heavily involved with the design, construction and development of a second center. David attained his Master of Business Administration from Franklin University in Columbus, OH and his Bachelor of Science with a concentration in Exercise Science from The Ohio State University in Columbus, OH. He is on the Board of Directors for the Medical Fitness Association (MFA), serves as a Lead Facility Examiner for MFA, is a past Chairman for Florida Regional Chapter of MFA, and was the 2009 recipient of the MFA Don Schneider Distinguished Service Award. David is Board Certified in Healthcare Management and a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE), and is a Fellow of the Medical Fitness Association (FMFA). He is certified as a Six Sigma Green Belt, by American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) as a Health Fitness Specialist, and Level 2 Exercise is Medicine certified. He is a graduate of Leadership Sarasota County, and an active member of the American College of Sports Medicine.
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