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Of interest to any student embarking on a higher education program are the career opportunities that await them once they have completed their degree. As well as developing the knowledge and skills required to be successful in the field, students in the Department of Exercise Science gain practical experience through the various internship experiences that are available.

To help prospective students, we have provided a selection of employment opportunities that previous students of our programs have selected. We also suggest that you take a look at our alumni page.

BS Exercise Science

When students complete their baccalaureate degrees they may find employment in a wide variety of locations including:

  • Corporate health and fitness centers
  • Hospital or community wellness (or health and fitness) centers
  • Commercial health and fitness centers
  • Sports medicine and rehabilitation clinics
  • Pre-physical therapy/Pre-occupational therapy programs
  • Strength and conditioning coach
  • Physician or chiropractic fitness centers
  • Nursing homes, senior citizen centers
  • Teaching in high schools, colleges and universities
  • Research laboratories

Many of our Exercise Science graduates pursue Masters degrees in Exercise Science or Clinical Exercise Physiology. Such a course may be desirable to advance in several of the careers listed above.

Other graduates have even pursued and completed doctoral programs at other institutions to pursue a teaching career at a university.

MS Clinical Exercise Physiology

The following reflect some of the career choices made by East Stroudsburg University Clinical Exercise Physiology graduates:

  • Clinical Exercise Physiologist
  • Aerospace Physiologist
  • Director of Cardiac Rehabilitation/Services
  • Director of Pulmonary Rehabilitation/Services
  • Extracorporeal Technologist
  • Advanced Degree Education (Ph.D., DPE)
  • Advanced Medical Education (RN, PA, PT, MD)
  • University/College Professor
  • Pharmaceutical Sales Representative
  • Cardiovascular/Pharmaceutical Researcher
  • Diagnostic Stress Test Administrator
  • Director of Radionuclide Testing

MS Exercise Science

The following reflect some of the career choices made by East Stroudsburg University Exercise Science graduates:

  • Advanced Degree Education
  • University/College Professor
  • Strength and Conditioning Coach
  • Pharmaceutical Sales Representative
  • Research Associate
  • Advanced Medical Education
  • Exercise Professional