Career Opportunities for Majors in Exercise Science


The Exercise Science major consists of 68-73 credits and is “science” based with such courses as biology, chemistry, physics, physiology, and exercise physiology. A highlight of this program is the Functional Human Anatomy course and lab which is one of the very few undergraduate programs in the country that educate students using a human cadaver. The Exercise Science major has all the pre-requisites for students to apply to graduate programs in physical and occupational therapy, medicine, athletic training and nursing. Students are required to complete a 126 hour internship experience providing valuable clinical exposure in their senior year.

The program in Exercise Science educates students in the life sciences for careers in a variety of areas including medicine, physical and occupational therapy, athletic training, and exercise physiology.

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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