Career Opportunities

The athletic training major prepares students to sit for the national Board of Certification examination. Approximately 65 percent of the graduates in this major continue on to get their master's degree and then employment in athletic training, working at colleges, high schools or clinics. Some have pursued doctorates in a related academic discipline. Another 20 percent have pursued degrees in other health fields to become physicians (D.O., M.D.), physician assistants and physical therapists.

The exercise science major has been developed to prepare students for careers in health and wellness including but not limited to personal training and strength and conditioning. Our majors will be prepared to apply to graduate programs in exercise science, physical therapy, occupational therapy and physician assistant. Others may choose to sit for the American College of Sports Medicine certifications as a personal trainer or health fitness specialist. Additionally, students will be prepared to enter into careers in cardiac rehabilitation.