Department of Exercise Science and Health Promotion

FAU-WELL Program

The Florida Atlantic University's Department of Exercise Science & Health Promotion offers a well-rounded health-fitness program as a FREE COMMUNITY SERVICE for older adults residing in Boca Raton and surrounding areas. Faculty and staff of FAU are also encouraged to attend. The FAU-Well Program offers participants social interactions with their peers and intergenerational interactions with the students. The program benefits all involved. Health and wellness topics are periodically presented by the students.

COE Research has shown that regular exercise can add to the quality of life and decrease the risk of cardiovascular disease. The FAU-Well program is geared to provide safe, supervised exercise based on individualized assessments.

The FAU-WELL Program objectives are to increase or maintain cardiorespiratory function (aerobic fitness), improve muscular strength and endurance, decrease body fat, and to promote positive lifestyles. The staff includes the Exercise Science faculty and qualified graduate student assistants. Students majoring in Exercise Science also gain valuable experience by rotating through the program and working closely with the FAU-Well Program Coordinator, Dr. B. Sue Graves.



  • Fitness Assessments
  • Exercise Prescription
  • Supervised Exercise Sessions
  • Aerobic Walking
  • Strength Training
  • Group Conditioning
  • Blood Pressure Monitoring
  • Pulse Rate Checks
  • Health-Related Well-Talks
  • Health-Fitness Promotions

FAU-WELL Program Schedule - Boca Campus

Days: Monday, Wednesday, Friday

Time: 7:00-8:30AM

Dates: Corresponds to FAU's Academic Schedule. Call (561) 297-2938 for information about the current semester.


The American College of Sports Medicine Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription are used for this program.

FITNESS EVALUATION: Exercise tests help us determine your aerobic fitness and give us information about your response to exercise. Results from the exercise test enable us to provide you with an individualized program for optimal health enhancement. The standard FAU-WELL Fitness assessment consists of the Senior Fitness Test.

MEDICAL CLEARANCE: All prospective participants must have medical clearance prior to beginning the program. The FAU-WELL staff will assist you with obtaining this information.


No charges for the fitness assessment or aerobic exercise and toning sessions for the FAU-WELL Program.

Photos of previous classes

FAU Well Program Participants & Students, August 2016

Practicum Participants & Students - August 2014

Practicum Participants & Students - December 2011

Practicum Participants & Students - 2008

Practicum Participants & Students - 2007