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Putting Your Exercise Science Degree To Work

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Students who graduate with a major in Exercise Science from the University of Kansas will have earned a bachelor's degree. Program graduates may work in agencies that dispense health- and fitness-related programs, such as commercial or private health and fitness centers, hospital exercise and cardiac rehabilitation programs, and corporate fitness centers or apply for graduate study in exercise physiology. It also serves as a foundation for graduate-level work in health sciences, such as nursing, chiropractic, medicine (physician assistant, medical doctor, etc.), physical/occupational therapy or dietetics.

Students who aspire to pursue careers in exercise science with their bachelor's degree are likely to accept positions with titles similar to the following, though some may require additional education or licensure/certification:

  • Exercise/Fitness Instructor
  • Personal Trainer
  • Exercise Physiologist
  • Injury Prevention Specialist
  • Sport Medicine Specialist
  • Strength & Conditioning Coach

Visit the University Career Center web page for more information on career paths, position titles, salary and income levels, and more!

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