When you’re thinking about becoming an exercise science major, don’t just think about the big benefits your knowledge will have for the well-being of communities, organizations, and individuals. Remember what it’ll do for you.
Congrats on being familiar with exercise science in general. Perhaps you already knew that by choosing to become an exercise science major, you’re multiplying your career choices. Exercise science programs intentionally provide multidimensional, foundational knowledge that gives you a head start toward many different careers.
The reason this is so? Because the B.S. in Exercise Science provides students with wide-ranging knowledge in areas that are otherwise taught separately.
In fact, the knowledge exercise science students get is excellent preparation for those aiming for jobs in cardiac or pulmonary rehabilitation. Do you desire to improve health outcomes on a larger scale? Majoring in exercise science can lead to roles as a wellness coordinator for a company or designing programs at rehabilitation centers or physical therapy facilities.
In addition, many students find exercise science is a great launching point into physical therapy, occupational therapy, chiropractic, or physician assistant careers.
When you choose an exercise science program, you’ll be one of those who know how to make a big difference in the real world.
Choosing to major in exercise science opens up a wide variety of occupations. Depending on the emphasis of a specific B.S. in Exercise Science program and certifications achieved, a graduate can go directly into a healthcare or rehabilitative field.
That’s good news because employment in the category of health education specialists and health workers is projected to grow 12% from 2021 to 2031 – almost double the average for all occupations. Exercise science-savvy specialists are in demand by hospitals, outpatient clinics, hospitals, and in corporate environments, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
B.S. in Exercise Science graduates can continue their education by earning the M.S. in Exercise Physiology degree, which typically takes less than two years to earn. (Check out this master’s in physiology degree, which includes the field of sports performance.
The average annual salary for exercise physiologists is $50,280. However, an October 2021 Indeed.com report showed a Houston-based exercise physiologist responsible for all aspects of a cardiac rehabilitation program with a salary above $65,000. Marketplace demand and certifications achieved often affect salaries.
Cleveland University-Kansas City (CUKC) is a private, nonprofit, chiropractic and health sciences university. Through our College of Health Sciences, CUKC offers a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Exercise Science degree that many students can complete in three years.
Students gain practical experience through campus lab experiences, in class, and field training through a nine-credit-hour internship based on a student’s area of interest.
Major in exercise science at CUKC and you’ll receive excellent preparation in dual credentials in many areas:
To get started, connect with a CUKC admissions adviser here. A great partner to that is our free eBook on the program’s focus and career outlook: Your Guide to an Exercise Science Degree.