Social and Health Science Programs Explore Social and Health Sciences in an Intentional Catholic EnvironmentSocial and Health Sciences At AMU, you can pursue healthcare through Catholic bioethical programs which will not compromise your faith or morals. Appreciate and care for the whole human person through lab work and hands-on experience rooted in the theology and philosophy of our Core Curriculum. Guided by AMU’s attentive and invested faculty, you can reach better self-awareness and become empowered to provide knowledgeable, ethical care to your future patients through the programs of Exercise Physiology, Health Science, Nursing, Psychology, and Marriage and Family Studies. Quick facts AMU is home to a Tri-Beta National Biological Honors Society chapter. The B.S. track includes the pre-requisites for graduate programs like occupational therapy and physical therapy. Many students have entered graduate school after completing 1-2 years of clinical nursing and are preparing for roles as nurse practitioners and nurse educators. Ave Maria has a large athletic department allowing exercise students to earn academic credit as student interns under AMU athletic trainers.