The IDEA® World Discovery College Program is designed exclusively for colleges and universities that offer degreed programs in fitness, exercise and related fields, as well as schools that have a collegiate recreation program.
If you are a student majoring in an area related to fitness or exercise, an educator teaching one of these majors, or a collegiate recreation professional, you are invited to attend the 2017 IDEA World Convention at a substantial discount.
- 330+ educational sessions, workshops, lectures and workouts
- 225+ leading industry experts
- 29 CECs available to earn
- 4 career-boosting days
- Unlimited opportunity for networking with other students, industry leaders and fitness pros!
Discover the tools you need to jump-start a successful and long-term career doing what you love.
EDUCATOR / COLLEGIATE REC PROFESSIONAL
Bring back cutting-edge information and programming to your campus and attend the IDEA World Convention for FREE!
IDEA World Discovery Program Case Study
Take learning outside of the classroom! See how Glendale Community College (AZ) was able to add the IDEA World Discovery College Program to their curriculum so that students can earn college credit and apply for financial aid to cover costs.
Discovery Program Testimonials
“IDEA is perhaps the only convention focused on providing valuable resources to students seeking opportunities within the fitness industry. I look forward to seeing what they can deliver in 2017.”
“This program continues to evolve into a great springboard for students to connect with industry professionals and other students. I am thankful to IDEA staff who strive to provide the best experience for my students.”
“I can honestly say that bringing 15 aspiring young fitness professionals to the largest fitness conference in the world has changed their outlook on their future careers. The students have come back with even more energy, ideas and passion to help our community, and excitement to make lifelong impact through their work.”
“This was my first time attending IDEA World and I wish there was more time to experience everything they had to offer. If you're on the fence about attending, you need to jump off the fence and run with the program!”
“2016 was my first IDEA conference. At first, I was intimidated because I had gotten my personal training certification just 2 weeks prior to the convention. But once I arrived, I was surrounded by attendees who were open and motivating. I learned so many things from speakers that I can apply to clients in my future. Thanks IDEA!”, Student
“IDEA World 2016 was just what I needed! It re-energized and re-inspired me to continue to make an impact in my community by running a great group fitness program at UC Berkeley, teaching group fitness classes, and training clients.”
“IDEA energized and ignited my students' passions for inspiring the world to fitness. Thank you, IDEA, for creating the Discovery College Program!”
“Thank you for all of your hard work, Team IDEA! You are awesome! You put together such a large, comprehensive program for all to enjoy!”
“The IDEA World Convention opened up the whole world of possibilities for me and showed the way to move forward!”
“As a high school PE teacher, I learned from the classes on behavioral change of students to include exercise as part of their daily lives.”