Career Opportunities for Majors in Exercise Science


Exercise Science and Sport Studies offers 4 options of study:

Exercise Science: This option provides students with strong science foundation focusing on human anatomy and physiology, with emphasis on preparation for further graduate study or direct entrance into the job market. Opportunities include athletic training, biomechanics, exercise physiology, fitness management, medicine, and pre-physical therapy.

Applied Kinesiology: This option is essentially identical to Exercise Science excluding the three labs, and with three additional elective credits at the junior and senior levels.

Exercise Physiology: This option provides students with strong science foundation emphasizing preparation for further graduate study or direct entrance into varied fields related to exercise physiology, biomechanics, sport medicine, and direct entrance to upper level certifications in the rehabilitation and fitness industries.

Sport Management: This option is designed to meet the needs of a popular, growing interest in the management of sport facilities and programs. Graduates may choose to pursue an advanced degree or enter the profession in one of the many dimensions of sport organizations, or high school and collegiate sport programs.

A Sample Of Related Occupations

Athletic Director Fitness Program Coordinator Promotion Director
Athletic Trainer General Manager, Prof. Sports Team Public Relations Director
Chiropractic Physician Health Club Manager Publicity Director
Corporate Fitness Director Health/Fitness Instructor Rehabilitation Therapist
Director of Community Relations Marketing Director Sporting Goods Manufacturer's Rep
Director of Intramurals & Recreation Nautilis/Weight Training Instructor Sports Event Coordinator
Director of Media Relations Occupational Therapist Sports Information Director
Director of Sports Facilities Operations Director Sports Nutritionist
Exercise Physiologist Personal Trainer Sports Psychologist
Exercise Program Director Physical Education Director Strength & Conditioning Coach
Exercise Specialist Physicial Therapist Ticket Manager
Exercise Test Technologist Physician Wellness Coordinator

Types of Employers

Private & Nonprofit Organizations
Athletic associations High schools Sporting goods companies
College athletic conferences Hospitals Sports arenas & stadiums
Colleges/Universities Professional sports leagues & teams Sports marketing & management agencies
Corporate health facilities Race tracks Sports medicine clinics
Country clubs & resorts Rehabilitation clinics Tennis organizations
Health & fitness clubs Speedways
Government Agencies
Center for Health Promotion & Education Health Resources & Services Admin. President's Council on Physical Fitness & Sports
Centers for Disease Control Indian Health Service Public Health Service
Consumer Product Safety Commission National Institutes of Health State Departments of Health
Department of Health and Human Services Office of Disease Prevention & Health Promotion U.S. Armed Forces
Department of Veterans Affairs Peace Corps

Jobs Obtained by Rutgers Graduates - First Jobs of Recent Graduates - Exercise Science

Organization Job Title
LCI Int'l. Account Executive
Rutgers University Asst. Athletic Trainer
University of Maryland Asst. Director of Club Sports
St. Barnabas Clinical Assistant
AT&T Corporate Fitness Trainer
Sports Training Institute Exercise Specialist
Penn Club Fitness Trainer
MSG Network Marketing Assistant
Ladies Choice Fitness Center Personal Trainer
Health Rehab Center of Edison Physical Therapy Aid
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Jobs Obtained by Rutgers Graduates - Jobs of Experienced Alumni - Exercise Science

Programs, Equinox Executive Fitness Clubs Assistant General Mgr
Ladies Choice Fitness Center Asst. Manager/Fitness Director
Corporate Fitness, AT&T Asst. Supervisor
JAG, U.S. Air Force Reserve (JD) Circuit Defense Counsel
Genmab, Inc. (MS Health Sci.) Clinical Research Assoc
Lakewood Blueclaws Director of Operations
Lycoming College (MS Rec. & Leisure Services) Dir., Recreation & Conferences
Recreation Program, Town of Highland Park Director
Lifestyle Fitness Center Exercise Physiologist
Health Fitness Center, Hoechst-Celanese Fitness Director
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Graduate Schools Attended

Institution Degree Field
Columbia University
Duke University
Florida State University JD Law
George Washington University MS Health Science
Marquette Law School
Miami University
Montclair State University M.Ed. Education
New York College of Podiatric Medicine DPM
New York University
Ohio University MS Recreation & Leisure Services
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