Exercise Science: Sports Medicine

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With our broad-based approach to exercise science, you will be well prepared to pursue a variety of career opportunities in health and fitness settings, e.g., community fitness, corporate fitness, strength and conditioning, performance enhancement.

Our exercise science program also provides you with a strong foundation for graduate studies. You might consider professional positions or graduate school in one of the specialties of exercise science, physical therapy, occupational therapy or various other allied health professions.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of fitness trainers and instructors is expected to grow by 24 percent from 2010 to 2020, faster than the average for all occupations. Businesses and insurance organizations continue to recognize the benefits of health and fitness programs; therefore, incentives to join fitness facilities or other types of health clubs is expected to increase the need for fitness trainers and instructors. With the emphasis on combatting childhood obesity and encouraging healthy lifestyles for the baby boomers, other employment growth is likely as well.

For those who choose to use exercise science as a pathway to physical therapy school, employment for physical therapists is anticipated to grow by 39 percent by 2020. 


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Updated: 12/01/2017 10:14PM