The IHRSA Institute: Executive Education for Club Professionals

August 4-7, 2015 | Rizzo Conference Center
Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill


The 2015 Institute is Sponsored by:



The Next Generation of Professional Education

For over twenty years, IHRSA has provided industry-leading education to over 1,000 health club management professionals through the renowned IHRSA Institute. Alumni attest that education received at the Institute pays unsurpassed dividends for years to come. Many of the most successful industry executives, including members of the IHRSA Board of Directors, are counted among the distinguished list of IHRSA Institute graduates.

The IHRSA Institute is where leaders learn to manage more effectively. Three full days of graduate-level education led by a faculty of industry experts and university professors will provide a balanced curriculum that covers every aspect of club management. The Institute will feature small class sizes designed to facilitate interaction and foster long-term peer networking. Students will be provided with valuable management tools and publications developed by IHRSA. Real-life examples and in-depth conversations with faculty and students – in the classroom and beyond – will immerse participants in the skills necessary to successfully run a club.

Here are some photo highlights from the 2014 event.




About the Curriculum
The course of study is developed over several months based on feedback from Member focus groups and surveys. An Advisory Group, consisting of industry leaders who have served as Institute or college faculty, review this research and guide the development of the curriculum.

Who Should Attend the IHRSA Institute?
Our Institute is an exceptional learning and network-building experience for:

  • Individuals who are new to the health club industry as managers and/or owners.
  • Individuals who have been promoted from within to a new management position.
  • Individuals who have managed one or more clubs for several years.
  • Individuals who are developing a new club.
  • Individuals who have attended in the past and want to reenergize professionally.

For more information about the Institute, see the blog post and read the April 2014 CBI article.