Exercise Science Careers

Exercise Science Careers

Alumni hold positions in healthcare, sports and fitness, community and social services, education, research, and business. Many graduates go on to earn advanced degrees in nursing, occupational and physical therapy, and medicine.

Exercise Science Careers

Alumni have been hired as counselors, therapists, coaches/trainers, chiropractors, EMTs and professors. Here are some of the many career possibilities.

Athletic Trainer, Biomechanist, Biomedical Engineer, Cardiac Rehabilitation, Cardiopulmonary, Technologist, College Professor, Coach, Corporate Fitness, Dietitian/Sports Nutritionist, Dentist, Equipment design companies, Ergonomics Specialist, Exercise Physiologist, Exercise Program Administrator, Fitness Center Director, Lab Technician, Medical or pharmaceutical representative/salesperson, Nurse, Occupational Physiologist, Occupational Therapy, Optometrist, Paramedic, Personal trainer, Pharmacist, Physical Therapy, Physician, Physician’s Assistant, Prosthetics Technician, Public Health, Researcher, Surgical Technician, Teacher, Wellness specialist/Center Administrator

Bryson Nakamura '12

Director, Integrative Sports Performance
Milwaukee Brewers

"If you’ve ever had a passion playing sports or being active, studying Exercise Science is appealing because we’re provided with the opportunity to answer the ‘why’ behind our passions. Many of us have either had our passion taken away through injury or got stuck at a performance hurdle. Through Exercise Science, we can begin to understand, apply, and overcome those challenges."

 

Eric Crispell '17

Innovation Assistant
Milwaukee Brewers

"I highly encourage students to do research – it’s so worth it and really sets you up for standing out from others who might have more education, but lack research experience. When I interviewed for an internship, I could explain how I would apply my research experience in the context of the position. Plus, you naturally will build a relationship with the professor you are working with, which is important because they likely will be one of your first connections when you start pursuing jobs."