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B.A. in Exercise Science: Career Outlook

Your Future in Health, Fitness, Sports, and Beyond

A bachelor’s in exercise science opens up several pathways for your career. For instance, you could work in athletics, community sports, fitness, or personal training. You might become a coach, educator, administrator or sales representative (in fitness or a medical field), gym owner, or some type of instructor, specialist, consultant, entrepreneur, or manager. Note that many alumni pursue additional education in areas like aging, athletic training, biomechanics, chiropractic, exercise physiology, human growth, sports management, and sport psychology.

Gain the foundation to pursue your career goals in one of many possible fields.

Exercise Physiologist

$49,170/year

Help patients recover from chronic diseases alongside primary care physicians and other health care professionals. In this role, you’ll analyze medical histories, perform tests, collect health data, and develop individualized exercise programs for patients.

Fitness Trainer and Instructor

$40,390/year

Improve people’s cardiovascular health and strength training by motivating and leading them in exercise. You’ll be able to specialize in personal training, group fitness, specialized methods (like Pilates or yoga), or work in an administrative capacity.

Other positions you could qualify for with your exercise science degree:

  • Athletic director
  • Coach
  • Fitness consultant
  • Gym manager/owner
  • Health care consultant
  • Medical exercise specialist
  • Medical sales consultant
  • Scout
  • Sports nutritionist
  • Strength training coach
  • Wellness coordinator

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  • Gain access to a dedicated enrollment counselor who is ready to answer all of your questions.
  • Take one more step towards achieving your career goals.

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Program Outcomes: Foundational Concepts in Kinesiology

In the online exercise science degree program, you’ll:

Support Beyond Your Graduation Date

In addition to the high-quality education you’ll receive at CSP, you’ll benefit from a wide range of support during your time as a student that will extend throughout your professional journey as an alumnus. That’s part of how 95% of CSP graduates receive job offers within one year of graduation.

Job & Internship Board

Handshake is CSP’s job and internship board and it offers more than 20,000 opportunities to students and alumni. You’ll have an online login to easily stay on top of ways to enhance your career.

Personalized Career Development

Need help with resumes and cover letters, networking, social media, and job searching? From mock interviews to 1:1 phone appointments with a career advisor, you’ll receive the expert assistance you need to achieve your goals.

Job Fairs

More than 600 students and alumni attended various job fairs throughout the year. Get in front of top employers that are eager to connect with CSP’s current and former students.

Even More Forms of Support

The Office of Career Development staff is dedicated to supporting students and alumni on their path to find meaningful work. Including expert services from the office to partnerships with faculty and more, you’ll have several ways to get help and boost your career.