Exercise and Sports Studies

Learn a wide range of exciting skills suitable for a variety of fitness settings such as private health clubs, corporate fitness, community health and sport & recreation. Coursework includes exercise science, biomechanics, fitness assessment & programming, injury prevention and certification preparation.


Please view the Exercise and Sports Studies course list for details on the curriculum.

On-campus facilities are complimented with experiential learning applications, field trips, and real world experience. Expand your career opportunities with a Bachelors of Professional Studies degree in Applied Health Sciences to gain advanced knowledge in the fitness and exercise field! With the emerging trend of health and well-being awareness, you can have a career that is fun and good for you too!

Prepare to develop skills in fitness assessment, program design and exercise implementation.

  • Participate and lead fitness activities and programs.
  • Learn to apply theories and principles of exercise science.
  • Become eligible to get certified as a Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor.
Career Opportunities
  • Personal Trainer
  • Fitness Instructor/Specialist
  • Strength & Conditioning Specialist/Sports Consultant
  • Exercise Technologist
  • Athletic Training Assistant 
RMU prepares you for the following certifications:
  • American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) - Personal Trainer or Group Fitness Instructor
  • American Heart Association -  First Aid, CPR, AED


Robert Morris University Illinois is a private, not-for-profit associate, baccalaureate, and master's degree-granting institution, accredited by the Higher learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (230 South LaSalle Street, Chicago, Illinois 60604, 312.263.0456) and authorized by the Illinois Board of Higher Education (1 N. Old State Capitol Plaza Suite 333, Springfield, Illinois 62701-1377, 217.782.2551, IBHE Feedback). Robert Morris serves over 4500 students interested in getting an education that meets the demands of today's business, graphic arts, health care, culinary and technical world at its main campus in Chicago as well as at locations in Arlington Heights, DuPage, Elgin, Orland Park, Schaumburg, Springfield, Peoria and Lake County.