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Location: Chicago, Schaumburg
Start Term: Fall, Spring
Program Type: Associate, Major

Students will participate in applied fitness and sports activities as part of their Exercise and Sports Studies classes. Through experienced-based learning, students will gain real-world experience through field internships, work with RU student athletes, service learning projects and volunteer opportunities.

Expectations & Requirements


By earning an AAS in Exercise and Sports Studies, students interested in furthering their education with a bachelor’s degree have the opportunity to begin working directly in the field while continuing their coursework. Additionally, the program is designed to provide students with the necessary knowledge and credentials to sit for certifications including those to become certified fitness professionals through the American College of Sports Medicine as a certified personal trainer or group exercise instructor.

Students who earn their Bachelor of Science Degree in Exercise, Nutrition and Health Science are provided the health education needed to become future leaders in the sport, exercise and nutrition industry.

Sample Courses

  • Human Performance for Various Populations
  • Sport and Exercise Nutrition
  • Fitness Assessment
  • Introduction to Athletic Training & Taping
  • Kinesiology and Biomechanics
  • Exercise Program Design