WHAT CAN I DO WITH A MAJOR IN Health and Exercise Physiology

Health and Exercise Physiology concentrates on the study of human movement from developmental and biological perspectives. The program is appropriate for students who plan to work in the fitness and exercise industry, wellness management, health and physical education, sports medicine, strength and conditioning, exercise physiology, occupational therapy, physical therapy, gerontology or any other field where human movement and exercise is a focus.

This degree can serve as the gateway to becoming a physical or occupational therapist, a physician's assistant, or another type of health professional. Students also pursue employment as health and physical education (K-12) teachers and wellness-fitness professionals. The coursework serves as a preparation for post-baccalaureate study in areas such as human growth, aging, athletic training, biomechanics, exercise physiology, health promotion, motor control, or sport psychology. Your degree will enable you to look at the science behind fitness, as well as giving insight to related fields such as nutrition, psychology and management.

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Related Career Titles

Athletic Trainer Operations Director
Activities Director Personal Trainer
Athletes Business Manager Physical Education Director
Athletic Coach Physical Education Instructor
Athletic Director Physical Therapist
Corporate Fitness Director Physician's Assistant
Dietician Promotion Director
Director of Community   Relations Recreational Therapist
Director of Recreation Rehabilitation Therapist
Director of Sports Facilities Sporting Goods Manufacturing Rep
Educational Therapist Sports Cartoonist
Exercise Physiologist Sports Event Coordinator
Exercise Specialist Sports Information Director
Exercise Test Technologist Sports Nutritionist
Fitness Trainer Sports Physician (Orthopedist)
General Manager, Pro Sports Team Sports Psychologist
Gerontologist Sportswriter
Health Club Manager Strength and Conditioning Coach
Health/Fitness Instructor Weight Training Instructor
Marketing Director Wellness Coordinator
Occupational Therapist  

This is just a sampling of titles, for a more comprehensive list and details on the professions including employment outlook and salary information, log into the Focus Program.

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  • Jewish Renaissance Medical Center
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  • Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton
  • St. Edmond’s Home for Children
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Employers who have hired Exercise and Sports Science Majors
  • Chambersburg Cardinals
  • Christiana Care Health System
  • Hershey High School
  • Kinetic Physical Therapy
  • New York Sports Club
  • NovaCare Rehabilitation
  • Optimal Physical Therapy
  • Procura Management, Inc.
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Wesley Enhanced Living

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Graduate Schools attended by  Exercise and Sport Science Graduates
  • New York University
  • Springfield College
  • Thomas Jefferson University
  • University of Maryland
  • University of the Sciences in Philadelphia

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