What Can I do with an Exercise Science Degree?

By Jessica Meyer

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An exercise science degree is perfect for students who are passionate about sports, health, healing and fitness, but have you ever wondered about the opportunities available to you while earning this degree? Continue reading to learn more about what your future may hold with a degree in exercise science:

Earn an Emphasis

When you pursue a degree in exercise science, you may be presented with an opportunity to choose a specific emphasis, such as health education, physical education or sports performance. Your course requirements may vary among the different emphases, but regardless of which one you choose, you will explore the concept of fitness, examine how to evaluate an individual’s fitness needs and learn how to develop customized fitness and health education programs.

Prepare to Earn Certificates

As you approach the completion of your undergraduate degree, you may be provided with the chance to earn certifications to help you achieve your personal career goals. For example, if you decide to earn a physical education degree, you may gain a certification to qualify you for a career as a physical education teacher.

Choose a Career

Once you graduate from your program, your degree in exercise can prepare you for an exciting and fulfilling career within the health and fitness industry. Popular career paths include:

  • Athletic training
  • Physical therapy
  • Physician assistant
  • Kinesiology
  • Exercise physiology

Further Your Education

When you pursue an exercise science degree, you are investing in your education and your future. After you have completed your degree and spent time working in the field, you may decide to invest in your education even further by earning a graduate degree in a field like athletic training, physical therapy, medicine or occupational therapy.

Interested in earning a degree in exercise science? Visit our website or contact us today to learn about Grand Canyon University’s exercise science program within the College of Science, Engineering and Technology!

Written by Jessica Meyer, a senior earning a marketing degree at GCU.

The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author’s and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of Grand Canyon University. Any sources cited were accurate as of the publish date.

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