CAREER OPTIONS

A student graduating from this exercise science program could work in areas such as health promotion, fitness development, colleges and universities, clinical and hospital rehabilitation, and sport and athletic programs.

Examples of specific careers immediately available upon graduation: 

  • Small business owners and entrepreneurs in the exercise science industry
  • Sports and wellness program instructors and directors
  • Researchers in companies that make physiological equipment for testing and evaluation
  • Managers and exercise leaders in corporate wellness programs
  • Instructors in health and fitness clubs
  • Supervisors of specialized health, fitness, wellness, or lifestyle programs in correctional services, police, fire, and emergency response organizations
  • Fitness instructors in YMCAs, spas and resort centers
  • Fitness directors and managers in the military
  • Exercise technologists in cardiology suites
  • Fitness instructors and supervisors at the state, regional, and national levels in sports and athletic programs
  • Sports consultants in areas of psychology and training, biomechanics, efficiency and metabolism, and nutrition
  • Electrophysiology technologists in hospital settings

Examples of careers requiring post-graduate education:

  • Educators/Researchers at institutions of higher learning in Exercise Physiology, Exercise Psychology, Biomechanics, Physiology, Biomedical Science, Public Health.
  • Physical Therapists in hospitals, in-patient/out-patient/in-home rehabilitation settings
  • Cardio-pulmonary rehabilitation specialists
  • Strength coaches for college, university and professional sports programs
  • Exercise and/or Sport Psychologists
  • Physician Assistants*
  • Physicians*
  • Chiropractors*
  • Veterinarians*
  • Pharmacists*

*additional coursework in organic chemistry, biochemistry, and/or microbiology may be required  depending on the specific graduate program