Exercise Science

Careers

Job/Career Titles

  • Athletic Director
  • Chiropractic Assistant
  • Chiropractor*
  • Community Program Director
  • Exercise Physiologist*
  • Fitness Instructor
  • Health & Wellness Coach
  • Lifestyle and Weight Management Consultant
  • Occupational Therapist*
  • Personal Trainer
  • Physical Therapist*
  • Physical Therapy Assistant
  • Recreation Coordinator
  • Recreational Therapist
  • Rehabilitation Specialist
  • Sports Coach

*Advanced education preferred

Employers

General Industry

  • Athletic Organizations
  • Colleges & Universities
  • Corporations
  • Fitness Clubs & Recreation Centers
  • Hospitals & Clinics
  • Olympic Centers & Teams
  • Public & Private High Schools
  • Sports Medicine & Rehab Clinics
  • Sports Teams

Minnesota Employers

  • Fairview Health Services
  • IPPMC
  • Life Time Fitness
  • Mayo Clinic
  • Novacare Rehabilitation
  • Public Schools
  • Regions Hospital
  • Rejuv Medical
  • Ridgeview Medical Center
  • St. John’s University
  • Summit Orthopedics
  • Twin Cities Orthopedics
  • U of M Physicians

Salary and Outlook

Salary Resources

Occupational Outlook Handbook

Skills and Traits

  • Ability to teach/coach
  • Applied knowledge
  • Critical thinking
  • Decision making skills
  • Detail oriented
  • Flexible
  • Good judgment
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Monitoring coordination
  • Motivated
  • Patience
  • Physical fitness
  • Positive attitude
  • Service orientation
  • Social perceptiveness
  • Willing to work irregular hours
  • Work under pressure