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Employment Opportunities

Exercise Science Job Market: The job markets in the United States for individuals with master's degrees in biomechanics and exercise physiology are difficult to describe accurately. However, it seems fair to say that the job market is competitive. Because of this, we only admit up to six strong students each year, one to two being in biomechanics. It has been our observation that by accepting strong students, challenging them and nurturing their professional development “doors open” as they pursue advanced degrees or enter the job market.

Special Studies Job Market: The job markets in the United States for individuals with master's degrees in special studies are also generally quite competitive. Placement of those specializing in the clinical areas such as cardiac rehabilitation, preventative medicine and athletic training has been consistent. Those specializing in sports training find the job market much tighter.

What Are Our Alumni Doing? Approximately 1/3 rd of our exercise science alumni have gone on to earn advanced degrees (MD, PhD, DC, PA, PT). The remaining graduates work in private industry (28%), medical facilities (20%) and education (20%).

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