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Exercise Science Careers

A career in allied-health is a relatively new domain.  With health-care reform, the need for individuals closely allied with the medical profession appears to be emerging.  With a major in exercise science, you can help to fill this demand, while achieving career success.

At Mount Union, a major in exercise science will expose you to the effects of physical activity on children, young adults and geriatric populations.  Careers in the allied-health field include commercial, corporate and community wellness programs, cardiac rehabilitation programs, coaching and secondary education. Courses expand upon information provided in basic science classes and will prepare you for certification exams offered in a variety of areas.

•    Exercise technologist
•    Exercise specialist
•    Program director
•    Exercise leader
•    Health/fitness instructor
•    Health/fitness director
•    Advanced personal trainer
•    Certified strength and conditioning specialist

The exercise science major is designed for students wishing to further their careers by continuing on to graduate study. The curriculum meets many of the graduate level admissions requirements for a master's degree in exercise science or kinesiology. Students wishing to go into physical therapy or occupational therapy are encouraged to review the specific requirements of the program/school to ensure that all requirements are met. Students wishing to pursue a medical degree should seek guidance to ensure fulfillment of pre-med prerequisites.