Exercise Science Careers & Outcomes

Our Exercise Science graduates find employment opportunities in fitness centers, health clubs, YMCAs, gyms, athletic clubs, recreation centers, sport training facilities, university wellness programs, corporate wellness programs, fitness equipment companies, sports medicine and cardiac rehabilitation departments. Many students pursue graduate education majoring in exercise physiology, exercise science, cardiac rehabilitation or rehabilitation services and to prepare for careers in sports medicine, athletic training, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and chiropractic.

Common career options for Exercise Science graduates:

Exercise Science Career Tracks Where Alumni Work

Graduate School

Are you interested in applying an in-depth knowledge of exercise science to help children through adults? About half of our graduates pursue graduate study for careers in professional fields or to advance their knowledge in the field of exercise science. Below are some of the programs and universities that our alumni have been admitted:

  • Exercise Science: University of Wisconsin LaCrosse, Iowa State University, North Dakota State University, University of North Dakota, St. Catherine University, St. Cloud State University, University of Wisconsin, Creighton University
  • Physical Therapy: Mayo Clinic, University of Mary, University of North Dakota, Jamestown University
  • Occupational Therapy: University of Mary, University of North Dakota, Colorado State University
  • Chiropractic: Northwestern Health Science University

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