Careers in Exercise Science
The applied exercise science concentration prepares students for work in multiple settings. The list below shows some of the opportunities available. Please note that some jobs will require additional schooling and/or certification.
- Athletic Trainer
- Personal Trainer
- Physical therapist
- Director/Assistant Direction of Fitness/Wellness in Campus Recreation
- Occupational Therapist
- Industry Worker (i.e. work for a fitness company...Biodex, Cybex, CosMed, etc.)
- Strength and Conditioning Coach
- Wellness Coach
For more information about possible career paths in exercise science, please visit the American College of Sports Medicine document, "Careers in Sports Medicine and Exercise Science."
Professional Organization for Exercise Science:
Getting involved in a national organization is very important for undergraduate students, whether it be through a student membership, presenting research at a conference, or becoming certified. Click the link below to find out more about the American College of Sports Medicine.
Other Career/Job Related Information:
Overview of Bureau of Labor Statistics data by area and occupation