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Exercise Science

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Possible Job Titles

  • Exercise Physiologists
  • Aerobic Instructors
  • Sports Instructors
  • Kinesiotherapists
  • Director of Media Relations
  • Exercise Program Director
  • Exercise Specialist
  • Health Fitness Instructor
  • Sports Nutritionist
  • Exercise Test Technologist
  • Corporate Fitness Director
  • Hospital Wellness
  • Community Based Fitness Personal Trainer
  • Industrial Fitness Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Sport Event Coordinator
  • Strength and Conditioning Coach
  • Physical Education Director
  • Personal Trainer
  • Sporting Good Manufacturing Rep.
  • Director of Sports Facility
  • Director of Intramurals and Recreation

Typical Places of Employment

  • College/University Instructor
  • Community Organizations
  • Commerce & Industry Rehabilitation Programs
  • Competitive Sports Programs
  • Camps
  • Resorts YMCA's
  • Gyms Fitness Centers
  • Sports Arenas and Stadiums
  • Sports Medicine Clinics
  • Rehabilitation Clinics
  • Sports Marketing and Management Agencies
  • High Schools
  • Hospitals
  • Sporting Goods Stores
  • Government Agencies
  • Bureau of Prisons
  • Indian Health Service
  • Center for Disease Control National Institutes of Health
  • Center for Health Promotion & Education
  • Office of Disease Prevention & Health Promotion
  • Consumer Product Safety Commission
  • Peace Corps/Vista
  • Dept. of Health & Human Services
  • President's Council on Physical Fitness & Sports
  • Dept. of Veterans Affairs
  • Public Health Services
  • Health Resources & Services Admin.
  • State Departments of Health

Typical Work Activities

  • Research with athletes to identify human biomechanical principals
  • Develop customized exercise prescriptions for athletes
  • Evaluating performances
  • Analyze and compare information between human physique & endurance, agility & muscle strength
  • Instructing students
  • Organizing sports events

Additional Info in Career Services

These publications must be used in the "Browsing" Library of Career Services. There are also many brochures and magazines such as Resume Writing, Interviewing and Job Choices that you may take with you.

  • To see a complete list of career books located at the Career Services Office click here.

Alumni Resources

(Listed below are examples of SU Alumni Mentor Network)

Andrew Carter 2002 Head Strength and Conditioning Coach/ PE Teacher St. Stephens & St. Agnes
Lindsay Hovermale 2005 Research Assistant/Instructor University of Florida
Dr. Greg Martel 1991 Associate Professor Coastal Carolina University
Heather Neal 2003 Manager/Program Coordinator Civista Medical Center

Related Links: Further Explore this Career Field

Exercise Careers

Sports Medicine Careers

Health Careers

Athletic Training Careers

Physical Therapy Careers

Dietician/Nutritionist Careers

Other Exercise Science Career Information

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