The field of human performance has grown over the last few decades and can be studied and applied in many different ways. One of them, exercise science, is one of the allied health professions that involves the study of the acute responses and chronic adaptations to exercise. Earning a bachelor’s degree in exercise science is a firm foundation for a career focused on human performance as it relates to exercise, fitness, training and conditioning, biomechanics, nutrition and more.
In addition to job titles such as exercise physiologist, wellness coordinator, corporate wellness director, athletic trainer, coach/teacher (teacher certification credentials would need to be earned outside of this program), AUM’s dynamic Exercise Science program could prepare you for graduate-level programs leading to careers in:
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.
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 14 percent from 2018 to 2028, much faster than the average for all occupations, adding about 1.9 million new jobs. Healthcare occupations are projected to add more jobs than any of the other occupational groups. This projected growth is mainly due to an aging population, leading to greater demand for healthcare services.
The median annual wage for healthcare practitioners and technical occupations (such as registered nurses, physicians and surgeons, and dental hygienists) was $66,440 in May 2018. Healthcare support occupations (such as home health aides, occupational therapy assistants, and medical transcriptionists) had a median annual wage of $29,740 in May 2018.
Department of Kinesiology
Auburn University at Montgomery
Wellness Center 208
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:
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