Aurora University

Exercise Science (BS)

Why study Exercise Science?

Are you interested in helping people maintain optimal health or athletic performance, or a career as an athletic trainer? Then Exercise Science is the field for you.

Why study Exercise Science at AU?

Our program is unique in that it blends a state-of-the-art exercise science lab with the university’s strength and conditioning department. And you will apply what you learn in the lab and in the classroom right away by helping AU’s student-athletes attain maximum performance.

Additionally, you can pursue a master’s degree in Athletic Training through our “3+2” program. In five years, you will earn both a bachelor's degree in Exercise Science and a master's degree in Athletic Training.

The Exercise Science program is recognized by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA).

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Why add the Pre-Physical Therapy track to your major at AU?

If you are interested in becoming a physical therapist or occupational therapist this curriculum will prepare you to enter advanced programs at other universities. You can easily add the program to a major in exercise science. Then you can immediately further your studies in a doctoral program before entering the workforce.

Curriculum Highlights

    • Anatomy
    • Nutrition
    • Physiology
    • Strength training
  • You can focus in one of two areas:
    • Fitness and wellness promotion
    • Sports performance
Experiential learning

Experiential learning

Exercise Science requires you to develop both technical skills and people skills. Your education will focus on real-world, hands-on learning with diverse populations.

Career opportunities

  • Exercise physiologist
  • Fitness consultant
  • Sports nutritionist

Prepare for your future

An Exercise Science degree will equip you with the skills employers value most: communicating your ideas, analyzing a problem, and working with others to find a solution. In a job market that’s evolving faster than ever, you'll have the knowledge and tools to succeed.