Exercise science careers: double resource download.
The biggest challenge to developing a career map is deciding where you want to go. Start by looking at potential career options. Download this free resource to learn more about careers in exercise science.
How do you know if a professional career in exercise science or a related field is right for you?
- Do you participate in and enjoy physical activity, exercise, and sports?
- Have you enjoyed coursework in biology, chemistry, math, nutrition, physiology, and physical fitness?
- Are you willing to commit to the necessary investment in education, academic training, and professional education that are required of working exercise science and allied health professionals?
- Have you spoken to individuals who currently work in your particular field of interest?
- In what type of professional employment setting do you wish to work (e.g., hospital, clinic, school, fitness facility, industrial setting, corporate setting, outpatient clinic, college, university)?
- Do you enjoy working with all types of people or are you only interested in certain populations (e.g., athletes, children, elderly, or patients with a chronic disease condition)?
- Do you want to work with people to prevent disease and injury or with patients desiring treatment and rehabilitation?
- Do you prefer to work in a research or an educational capacity?
Often professional careers require additional education, such as a graduate degree in a specialized field. Take time to seriously consider what you are willing to invest in professional education and career development and if it fits with that aspect of your life.
Ready to learn more about exercise science? ACSM’s Introduction to Exercise Science by Jeffrey A. Potteiger, Ph.D., FACSM provides an overview of exercise science and related areas – perfect for the beginning student in the field.
Download 1: Careers in exercise science
Download 2: Visit the book page for a sample chapter