BPS in Applied Health Sciences

The Applied Health Sciences concentration at RMU gives students a firm foundation in basic and health-related sciences. In addition, the diversified curriculum is flexible, and students are able to choose from various health and fitness content areas to take courses of most interest to them. As a result, students will be equipped to develop, implement and manage wellness, health and fitness programs and initiatives in a variety of sectors. The multidisciplinary approach of the program combines the strengths of traditional Exercise Science and Health Sciences curricula and enhances them with business management and lab experiences. Advanced internships round out the education and provide valuable real world experience.


Two different concentration tracks are designed to provide specialized coursework and experience to pursue unlimited opportunities in recreation, wellness, health, fitness and sports careers. Students will apply skills such as programming, evaluation and education to meet health and fitness needs across populations while balancing patient/client centered care with a humanitarian perspective.

Please view the Applied Health Sciences course list for details on the curriculum.

Career Opportunities
  • Community or Corporate Health and Fitness
  • Health Promotions or Public Health
  • Fitness Center or Health Organization Management
  • Medical Biller or Associate
  • Sports Performance Trainer or Coach
  • Athletic or Health Administration
  • Recreation or Sport Camp Director
  • Medical Supervisor or Team Leader


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.