At a Glance
*Base Cost (cost per unit x program units) is provided to aid in program comparison only.
Careers for Applied Exercise Science Majors
- Fitness Instructor
- Fitness Club General Manager
- Fitness and Wellness Director
- Exercise Specialist
- Fitness Trainer or Aerobics Instructor
- Exercise Physiologist
- Personal Trainer
- Strength and Conditioning Specialist
Students may also pursue graduate degrees in the following areas:
- Athletic Training
- Physical Therapy
- Exercise Physiology
- Allied Health
- Sports Psychology
According to Payscale.com, an exercise science major typically starts at $32,500 per year. The typical salary after 10–19 years is $47,932.
*Note: Salary information is provided for general reference only. APU does not guarantee the accuracy of the figures listed, and cannot predict or promise a specific salary for any graduate. For the most current salary estimates, please visit payscale.com.