50 Awesome Things You Can Do with a Degree in Exercise Science

The purpose of the majority of exercise science programs is to prepare students for a rewarding career in one of the four primary health and fitness sectors . They are; sports, industry, education and health.

Some of the jobs in these areas may be available to you right away. Others may require more education and experience. Fortunately, if you are passionate about going further in your field, you are in a good position to attend graduate school and earn a degree in Exercise Science.

Should you opt to take up this course of learning, what follows are 50 amazing career options that may open up to you.

  1. Activity Specialist: Manage the recreation schedules and activities of individuals living in care homes or other aid facilities.
  2. Aerobics Instructor: Train people at all fitness levels to get their heart rates up and have fun leading exercise groups to music.
  3. Anatomist: Learn and teach the anatomical landscape of the human body. Anatomists work in a wide range of jobs from fashion consulting to medicine.
  4. Athletic Director: Take charge of the sports facilities of your favorite school, or help a large firm conduct fitness training for their staff.
  5. Athletic Scout: Adventure awaits as you travel the country seeking the best and most talented athletes in the sport of your choice.
  6. Athletic Therapist: Aid athletes as they work to recover from the strain and injuries that come from years of hard training.
  7. Blogger: Share your knowledge and your informed opinions online, working from home as you curate your instructive health-fitness rhetoric.
  8. Camp Director: If you love kids and the wilderness, working as an athletic camp director might be the most fun you can have in three months.
  9. Cardiac Rehabilitation Specialist: Aid those suffering from cardiopulmonary disorders after injury or diagnosis in a professional environment.
  10. Chiropractor: Treat patients in a gentle and hands-on way as you help to relieve chronic neck and back pain.
  11. Community Program Director: Many cities and towns implement after school programs to benefit children. You can contribute your health-fitness expertise to these terrific initiatives.
  12. Dietitian: Assist clients to create individualized diet plans or to optimize a fitness nutrition regimen.
  13. Entrepreneur: If you’re full of ideas and ambition surely you can think of an innovative way to apply your health-fitness expertise to the creation of a new business.
  14. Ergonomist: Offer your consulting services to furniture, automobile, or office equipment manufacturers. There are a million different products that must be made to suit the human form!
  15. Exercise Physiologist: Help fitness organizations to create mechanically optimal exercise routines for their clients.
  16. Fitness Coach: Work directly with individuals working to get fit or to get fitter by motivating them during their workouts and creating fitness routines for them to follow.
  17. Fitness Consultant: Work with large organizations to help them develop fitness programs for employees or clients.
  18. Gym Manager: Help people stay fit in a big way by making sure the gym they visit is well supplied and cared for.
  19. Health Care Aide: Work directly with those who cannot care for themselves either in a home setting or a facility.
  20. Health Care Consultant: Render your expertise to organizations looking to administer health benefits to their staff or clients.
  21. Health Educator: Those who can, do- those who can do more teach. Impart your health-fitness knowledge to students as a health educator.
  22. Health Writer: Write for a newspaper on ezine as their resident health specialist.
  23. Kinesiologist: Use your knowledge of anatomy and range of motion to help in the creation of devices, exercise movements, and health and recovery methods.
  24. Massage Therapist: Use your health-fitness education to deliver a healing touch as a massage therapist.
  25. Mobility Therapist: Assist injured or disabled individuals regain flexibility and range of motion with guided stretches and strength training.
  26. Occupational Therapist: Help persons in recovery from an injury or illness to recover self-reliance and self-confidence.
  27. Occupational Therapist Assistant: Assist an Occupational Therapist by supporting numbers of clients too great for the Occupational Therapist to handle independently.
  28. Orthopedic Technician: Support orthopedic surgeons as you work to aid the recovery of those with injured or damaged bones and joints.
  29. Osteopathic Physician: Carry your medical education further to become an Osteopathic Physician qualified to diagnose and treat many kinds of Osteopathic conditions.
  30. Personal Trainer: Work with athletes, celebrities, and ordinary people as you help them in their quest for better fitness.
  31. Physical Education Teacher: Teach school aged children the mechanics of many popular sports in the gym and on the field in a friendly and fun school environment.
  32. Physical Therapy Assistant: Lend a hand in physical therapy clinics with large patient populations.
  33. Physiologist: Study the functions and activities of living systems as you work to learn more about what makes us tick.
  34. Physiotherapist: Help those affected by injury, illness and disability through movement, exercise, manual therapy, and education.
  35. Recreation and Leisure Supervisor: Work in care homes, vacation resorts, or any number of places where recreation and leisure activities must be dutifully planned.
  36. Recreation and Sports Director: Lead the administration in any number of organization types to create a vibrant and competitive sports and recreation milieu.
  37. Recreation Therapist: Restore your patient’s abilities and independence in life activities, promote health, wellness and reduce limitations to participation in life.
  38. Registered Nurse: Your degree may lend itself directly to completing a nursing program.
  39. Research Assistant: Aid researchers as they search for scientific breakthroughs.
  40. Retail Sales Associate: Your health-fitness knowledge may give you an edge in selling high-quality health and fitness products or services.
  41. Spa Manager: Oversee the management of a health or day spa.
  42. Sporting Goods Sales Rep: Apply your skills to the sales floor of a sporting goods store.
  43. Sports Agent: Negotiate on behalf of and endorse athletes seeking the best options for their careers.
  44. Sports Coach: Teach the fundamentals and winning techniques of sports in this thrilling career.
  45. Sports Facility Manager: Oversee the care and organization of bustling sports facilities.
  46. Sports Medicine Physician: Treat injuries resulting from athletic activity.
  47. Sports Nutritionist: Help athletes achieve optimal nutrition for best performance.
  48. Strength and Conditioning Coach: Help athletes and regular folks get into shape for specific endeavors.
  49. University Professor: Teach your craft, the same way you were taught, to eager students as they scramble to fill their notebooks.
  50. Wellness Coordinator: Work in a gym or health facility and coordinate all fitness and wellness activities.


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Written by Robert Sanchez
Robert Sanchez is HealthGrad.com's Chief Editorialist. Robert Sanchez has over 10 years experience in the Healthcare field and more recently has become an avid writer advising on career and job topics in this exciting field.

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