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What Can You Do With A Major In Exercise Science?

Exercise Scientists are health care professionals that utilize knowledge of the human body's adaptive responses to exercise to address an individual's health, fitness, or performance goals. Exercise Science is often cited as the preferred undergraduate program of study for students interested in the advanced degree of Physical Therapy. Other graduate programs that are of interest to Exercise Science students are: Occupational Therapy, Chiropractic, Medicine, Physician's Assistant, Sports Psychology, and Pharmacy.


Exercise Science Program

Career Paths

Clinical Exercise Physiology


Human Performance

Other Related Fields

Job Titles

Corporate Fitness Director

Director of Intramurals and Recreation

Exercise Program Director

Exercise Specialist

Exercise Test Technologist

Fitness Cardiac Rehab Specialist

Health Club Manager

Health Fitness Instructor

Personal Fitness Trainer

Physical Education Director

Sports Instructor

Weight Training Instructor

Wellness Coordinator

Employers/ Work Settings

Bureau of Prisons

Center for Disease Control National Institutes of Health

Center for Health Promotion & Education

College/University Instructor

Commerce & Industry Rehabilitation Programs

Community Organizations

Competitive Sports Programs

Department of Health & Human Services

Department of Veterans Affairs

Government Agencies

Fitness Centers

Health Resources & Services Administration


Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

Public Health Services

Rehabilitation Clinics

Sporting Goods Stores

Sports Arenas and Stadiums

Sports Medicine Clinics

State Departments of Health

Job Search Information

Professional Associations