Exercise Science (non-certification) | AUM

Exercise Science (non-certification)

Program Description

Ready to build a stronger world one person at a time? AUM’s dynamic and exciting Exercise Science program will prepare you for a career in human performance, training and conditioning, corporate fitness, and wellness. Clinical and preventive areas of preparation include cardiac rehabilitation, pre-physical therapy and health promotion. The AUM Exercise Science program is an educationally recognized program (ERP) by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) for its outstanding program leading to careers in athletic strength conditioning. An internship is required.

Put Your Degree to Work

Note: While salaries vary depending on several factors including your level of experience, education and training, and geography and industry, here is a sampling of the future job growth and salaries in this area.

Employment of healthcare occupations is projected to grow 19 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations, adding about 2.3 million new jobs. Healthcare occupations will add more jobs than any other group of occupations. This growth is expected due to an aging population and because federal health insurance reform should increase the number of individuals who have access to health insurance. The median annual wage for healthcare practitioners and technical occupations (such as registered nurses, physicians and surgeons, and dental hygienists) was $61,710 in May 2014, which was higher than the median annual wage for all occupations in the economy of $35,540. Healthcare support occupations (such as home health aides, occupational therapy assistants, and medical transcriptionists) had a median annual wage of $26,440 in May 2014, lower than the median annual wage for all occupations in the economy.

U.S Bureau of Labor statistic sample


Median Pay

Job Growth through 2024

Physical Therapists

$82,390 per year

34% (71,800 more jobs)

Exercise Physiologists

$46,270 per year

11% (1,500 more jobs)

Athletic Trainers

$43,370 per year

21% (5,400 more jobs)

For More Information

Department of Kinesiology

Auburn University at Montgomery

Wellness Center 208


Program Overview

The course listings below are a representation of what this academic program requires. For a full review of this program in detail, please see our official online catalog AND consult with an academic advisor. This listing does not include the core curriculum courses required for all majors and may not include some program-specific information, such as admissions, retention and termination standards.

Course sampling specific to the Exercise Science concentration includes:

Course #

Course Name

Course Description

PHED 4003

Physiology of Exercise

Designed to study the physiological basis of physical activity. Prerequisite BIOL 2093.

PHED 4010

Exercise Pathophysiology

Emphasizes the theories and procedures for rehabilitation of those with cardiovascular disease. Academic and practical experiences concerning therapeutic exercise prescription will be undertaken.

PHED 4043


Designed to focus on the science of human movement. Specifically, applied anatomy and mechanical principles of human movement are related to skillful motor performance. Prerequisite BIOL 2093.

PHED 4044

Biomechanics in Human Management

Study of the mechanical laws and principles that govern human movement and their application to activities of daily living, fitness, sport and rehabilitation. Prerequisite BIOL 2093, PHED 4043.

PHED 4153

Exercise Prescription

Designed to evaluate the principles of human performance assessment and exercise prescription. Prerequisite BIOL 2093.

PHED 4193

Measurement & Evaluation in Exercise Science

A course designed to evaluate the measurement and evaluation techniques used in exercise science.

PHED 4230

Principles of Strength & Conditioning

A course designed to examine the scientific basis of exercise related to health, physical fitness, and athletic performance. Prerequisite PHED 4003.

PHED 4250

Nutrition for the Phy. Active

Provides nutritional information for those engaged in athletics. It will also assist others who are physically active or desire to initiate a personalized exercise program.