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What Can I Do With This Major for Majors in Exercise Science



Exercise Science and Sport Studies offers 4 options of study:

Exercise Science: This option provides students with strong science foundation focusing on human anatomy and physiology, with emphasis on preparation for further graduate study or direct entrance into the job market. Opportunities include athletic training, biomechanics, exercise physiology, fitness management, medicine, and pre-physical therapy.

Applied Kinesiology: This option is essentially identical to Exercise Science excluding the three labs, and with three additional elective credits at the junior and senior levels.

Exercise Physiology: This option provides students with strong science foundation emphasizing preparation for further graduate study or direct entrance into varied fields related to exercise physiology, biomechanics, sport medicine, and direct entrance to upper level certifications in the rehabilitation and fitness industries.

Sport Management: This option is designed to meet the needs of a popular, growing interest in the management of sport facilities and programs. Graduates may choose to pursue an advanced degree or enter the profession in one of the many dimensions of sport organizations, or high school and collegiate sport programs.

A Sample Of Related Occupations

Athletic Director Fitness Program Coordinator Promotion Director
Athletic Trainer General Manager, Prof. Sports Team Public Relations Director
Chiropractic Physician Health Club Manager Publicity Director
Corporate Fitness Director Health/Fitness Instructor Rehabilitation Therapist
Director of Community Relations Marketing Director Sporting Goods Manufacturer's Rep
Director of Intramurals & Recreation Nautilis/Weight Training Instructor Sports Event Coordinator
Director of Media Relations Occupational Therapist Sports Information Director
Director of Sports Facilities Operations Director Sports Nutritionist
Exercise Physiologist Personal Trainer Sports Psychologist
Exercise Program Director Physical Education Director Strength & Conditioning Coach
Exercise Specialist Physicial Therapist Ticket Manager
Exercise Test Technologist Physician Wellness Coordinator

Types of Employers


Private & Nonprofit Organizations
Athletic associations High schools Sporting goods companies
College athletic conferences Hospitals Sports arenas & stadiums
Colleges/Universities Professional sports leagues & teams Sports marketing & management agencies
Corporate health facilities Race tracks Sports medicine clinics
Country clubs & resorts Rehabilitation clinics Tennis organizations
Health & fitness clubs Speedways .


Government Agencies
Center for Health Promotion & Education Health Resources & Services Admin. President's Council on Physical Fitness & Sports
Centers for Disease Control Indian Health Service Public Health Service
Consumer Product Safety Commission National Institutes of Health State Departments of Health
Department of Health and Human Services Office of Disease Prevention & Health Promotion U.S. Armed Forces
Department of Veterans Affairs Peace Corps .

Internships Obtained by Rutgers Students


Organization Job Title
Rutgers Athletics Marketing Intern

Rutgers Office of Sports Marketing Marketing and Fan Experience

Shua Life Skills Instructor

Union Catholic High School Athletic Training

Leverage Agency Intern

Morris County Office of Emergency Management OEM Preparedness and Emergency Repsonse Assistant

New Jersey Jackals Game Day & Promotions Internship

Rutgers Football Athletic Training Student Trainer

Rutgers Football Student Scouting and Recruiting Assistant

Rutgers Football Student Video Assistant

Test Sports Clubs Exercise Science Internship

Jobs Obtained by Rutgers Graduates


First Jobs of Recent Graduates - Exercise Science
Organization Job Title
LCI Int'l. Account Executive

Rutgers University Asst. Athletic Trainer

University of Maryland Asst. Director of Club Sports

St. Barnabas Clinical Assistant

AT&T Corporate Fitness Trainer

Sports Training Institute Exercise Specialist

Penn Club Fitness Trainer

MSG Network Marketing Assistant

Ladies Choice Fitness Center Personal Trainer

Health Rehab Center of Edison Physical Therapy Aid

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Jobs of Experienced Alumni - Exercise Science
Programs, Equinox Executive Fitness Clubs Assistant General Mgr

Ladies Choice Fitness Center Asst. Manager/Fitness Director

Corporate Fitness, AT&T Asst. Supervisor

JAG, U.S. Air Force Reserve (JD) Circuit Defense Counsel

Genmab, Inc. (MS Health Sci.) Clinical Research Assoc

Lakewood Blueclaws Director of Operations

Lycoming College (MS Rec. & Leisure Services) Dir., Recreation & Conferences

Recreation Program, Town of Highland Park Director

Lifestyle Fitness Center Exercise Physiologist

Health Fitness Center, Hoechst-Celanese Fitness Director

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Graduate Schools Attended


Institution Degree Field
Columbia University

Duke University

Florida State University JD Law

George Washington University MS Health Science

Marquette Law School

Miami University

Montclair State University M.Ed. Education

New York College of Podiatric Medicine DPM

New York University

Ohio University MS Recreation & Leisure Services

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