Develop your core skills in personal and professional fitness. Broadview Universityâ€™s fully online Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) in Exercise Science can equip you with the specialized knowledge and skills you need to stand out in this competitive industry.
Under the guidance of experienced fitness professionals, you can prepare to take your first steps toward a career working in health clubs, recreation centers, or gymsâ€”or toward starting your own fitness business.
In addition to foundational health science and exercise classes, youâ€™ll take business-related courses that can prepare you to launch your own wellness business. Courses youâ€™ll take include:
92 credits are required. Graduate in as few as 18 months by taking 15 credits per quarter, year-round.
Median salary for fitness trainers and instructors.
Bureau of Labor Statistics 2016
Classes are offered in six-week sessions so you can better balance your studies with your life.
By earning this online associate degree, you can pursue a career where you can impact health at the individual, group, or community level in positions such as:
Broadview courses are led by industry-experienced faculty members who have proven themselves in the real world. Your instructors will pass their on-the-job experience along to you.
Meredith has been the dean of Broadviewâ€™s Exercise Science program since 2007. She has more than 15 years of professional experience in personal training and physical therapy, and remains active in the field today as a physical therapist and instructor in Minnesota.
â€śThe Broadview University Exercise Science curriculum is unique in that it heavily emphasizes a blend of business skills and exercise science knowledge to support career longevity in the health, wellness, and fitness fields. The instructors carry out the universityâ€™s â€śWe Careâ€ť philosophy by leveraging your individual experience to connect to the course work and achieve individual outcome goals.â€ť
â€” Meredith Butulis, Exercise Science Program Dean
There are many aspects to developing a healthy lifestyle and career. As you complete the A.A.S. in Exercise Science program at Broadview, youâ€™ll increase your ability to help you and your clients achieve meaningful goals.
Youâ€™ll learn scientific concepts and natural physical laws, as well as how they apply to human movement in exercise and sports.
Topics include the nutritive value of foods, reading food labels, factors influencing a bodyâ€™s food requirements, and the importance of nutrition in promoting health and preventing disease. Youâ€™ll learn about various food cultures, the application of nutrition requirements to the basic food groups, and nutritional requirements throughout the human life cycle.
This course introduces you to professional standards for exercise evaluation, testing and prescription.
Enjoy the same student services as on-campus students, including academic advising, free online tutoring, personal support from faculty, and ongoing job-search assistance from your career services advisor. Our online learning orientation gives you the guidance and confidence you need to succeed as an online learner.
CampusConnect is the online tool youâ€™ll use to access course materials, submit assignments, and connect with instructors and classmates. Receive guidance through your entire Broadview experienceâ€”from enrollment to career search. Our service desk is there to assist you via phone and email with any technological issues.
Through LibraryConnect, our virtual library, youâ€™ll have access to our huge collection of reference materials, e-books, databases and journalsâ€”and support from our librarians.
Broadviewâ€™s helpful admissions team wants your enrollment to go as smoothly as possible. Start with your high school diploma/GED and entrance exam scores, then theyâ€™ll take it from there.
Tuition is $350 per credit hour. Exercise Science students are also required to obtain a gym membership for the gym this program utilizes. Our Net Price Calculator helps you estimate the total cost of your education.
Our strong work credit and transfer credit programs may help you earn your degree faster and at a lower overall cost. Transfer up to 75% of the program (69 credits). Prior learning and work experience may count toward program credit.
Broadview University is proud to be a Military FriendlyÂ® School. We will review your military transcript to determine if we can award college credit for your military service.
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