ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) -- A new health and fitness major is being offered this semester in the University of Michigan's School of Kinesiology.
Ann Arbor News reports that the pilot major is being offered because of a growing demand for personal trainers dealing with the health concerns of aging baby boomers. The major was approved by the Board of Regents in spring.
The major's two tracks are health and fitness leadership, and physical education with teacher certification. It's aimed at students interested in careers in recreation, personal training, corporate wellness, coaching and health promotion. The program requires an internship and leads to certification as a personal trainer.
Michigan State University is among the schools that already has a health and fitness major.