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Career Opportunities

Exercise and Sport Science

Fitness Industry

Including public (e.g., YMCA), private (e.g., Gold’s Gym), health care (e.g., hospital wellness center), commercial (e.g., Nike, Reebok), government (e.g., military base), or tourism (e.g., resort) settings:

  • Fitness Instructor
  • Personal Trainer
  • Fitness Specialist
  • Fitness Center Manager
  • Group Exercise Instructor
  • Fitness Coach
  • Athletic Performance Instructor
  • Fitness Director
  • Strength and Conditioning Specialist
  • Fitness Equipment Sales Representative
  • Sport Equipment Designer*

Corporate/Employee Wellness

Including government, corporate, educational, or private business settings:

  • Wellness Specialist
  • Employee Fitness Director
  • Wellness Coordinator
  • Wellness Coach
  • Performance Coach
  • Exercise Physiologist
  • Occupational Physiologist*

Physical Rehabilitation Setting

Including public or private hospital or clinical settings:

  • Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Specialist*
  • Physical Therapist*
  • Occupational Therapist*
  • Exercise Physiologist*
  • Sport Rehabilitation/Athletic Training*
  • Cancer Wellness Specialist
  • Clinical Application Specialist
  • Fitness Promotions Coordinator
  • Bariatric Personal Trainer
  • Geriatric Personal Trainer

University/College

Including university units such as academic departments, campus recreation/fitness programs, or research facilities:

  • Strength and Conditioning Coach
  • Researcher or Grants Coordinator
  • Fitness Director-Campus Recreation
  • Exercise Science Laboratory Coordinator
  • Exercise Physiologist*
  • Biomechanist*
  • Athletic Trainer*

* Many positions require/encourage graduate or advanced study