Ave Maria University
As an Exercise Physiology major at AMU, you’ll get sound academic preparation in the human body’s acute and chronic responses to physical activity, as well its implications in the sciences of medicine and human performance. In this program, we give special focus to optimizing health and performance and preventing disease prevalence and/or progression.
Careers: Exercise Physiologist, Medical Fitness Professional, Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Personal Fitness Trainer
Graduate studies in: Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Athletic Training, Nutrition Science, Biomechanics, Cardiac Rehabilitation
By enrolling in Exercise Physiology at AMU, you’ll gain a thorough understanding of the evaluation, interpretation and prescription process to address both individual and population health. You’ll transform classroom concepts into service projects for the benefit of the community making this major an ideal stepping-stone for medical careers or graduate studies.
Fast Fact: AMU offers an expansive athletic department, allowing Exercise Physiology students to interact with a variety of sports trainers and specialists.
The study of science is born from the conviction of the fundamental intelligibility of the world. Science at Ave Maria University testifies to the Catholic Church’s confidence in human reason’s ability to know the truth about God’s creation even apart from the illuminating power of grace. The natural sciences are not simply technological disciplines, but are truly liberal arts education in which we seek to know truth for its own sake. By enabling us to enter the simultaneous complexity and simplicity of physical reality, science instills within the students a deep sense of wonder at the natural universe.
Education: B.S., Athletic Training, University of Akron; M.S., Exercise Physiology, University of Akron; Ph.D., Physical Activity Behavior / Health Promotion, Ohio State University
Office: Canizaro Library 313
Phone: (239) 304-7966
Education: B.A., History, Franciscan University; M.S., Health and Human Performance, Texas A&M
Education: B.S., Health, Physical Education and Recreation, University of North Alabama; M.S., Health and Human Performance, University of North Alabama; Ph.D. (candidate), Human Performance, Middle Tennessee State University
Office: Canizaro Library 314
Phone: (239) 304-7983
*Course selection based on graduate school prerequisites.
The Exercise Science degree is ideal for those who wish to have careers in post-baccalaureate study in areas such as human growth, aging, athletic training, biomechanics, chiropractic, exercise physiology, sports management, and sports psychology, as well as careers in fitness/wellness centers, personal training, coaching, rehabilitation sciences, health, and wellness education.
BIOL 201 Concepts of Biology I -OR- BIOL 211 Biology I Cellular and Molecular Biology
BIOL 304 Anatomy & Physiology I
BIOL 309 Anatomy & Physiology II
EXER 270 Kinesiology and Biomechanics
EXER 300 Exercise Physiology
PSYC 370 Sport Physiology
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The spiritual life on campus is the beating heart of Ave. Whether it’s attending Mass, receiving the sacraments, participating in retreats or getting spiritual direction, you’ll find the spiritual support you need from the priests and staff of Campus Ministry.
With AMU’s core curriculum, you’ll not only achieve breadth of knowledge, but also depth of knowledge. You’ll encounter the truth about God and His creation more completely through the dynamic interplay of all of the liberal arts, including theology and natural science.
Sunny skies, warm temperatures, a beautiful campus. What more could you want? How about a community-like atmosphere, quality instructors who care about your success, a wealth of spiritual activities, expert career guidance… and that’s only the beginning. Imagine your future at AMU. It all starts by filling out our free application today.