Exercise Science & Health Promotion
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Phone: (860) 832-1615
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Exercise Science & Health Promotion

What Can I Do With A Major In Exercise Science & Health Promotion?

Exercise science and health promotion is the study of the effects of exercise and physical activity on people in order to optimize their physical and mental health. Exercise science majors study the science of human movement. They also learn how to help people live healthier lives through exercise, rehabilitation, and nutrition.

The exercise science program promotes and integrates scientific research, education, and practical applications of exercise science to maintain and enhance health, fitness, performance, and quality of life. Although exercise science graduates will often be found working in sports medicine facilities, the field of exercise science is rather broad. Depending upon the area of interest, an exercise science major might study how to develop and lead exercise programs for specific populations; how organ systems work; or how to improve biomechanical efficiency in tasks of everyday living.

Visit CCSU’s Exercise Science & Health Promotion Department webpage here.

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Sample of Related Occupations

Aerobics Instructor

Clinical Instructor


Conditioning Coach

Exercise Physiologist

Fitness Consultant

Fitness Instructor

Health & Fitness Director

Health & Fitness Instructor

Massage Therapist 

Personal Trainer 

Sports Dietician 

Sports Club & Resort Manager

Sports Information Director

Sports Nutritionist

Sports Physical Therapist

Strength & Conditioning

For additional information on each occupation or any others you may be considering, please visit the Occupational Outlook Handbook, a nationally recognized source of career information, put together by the U.S. Department of Labor.

Professional Associations & Additional Career Information

Aerobics and Fitness Association of America

American Aerobic Association International/International Sports Medicine Association

American College of Sports Medicine

American Council on Exercise

American Fitness Professionals and Associates

American Medical Society for Sports Medicine

American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine

American Society of Exercise Physiologists

Association for Applied Sports Psychology

Exercise Jobs.com: Career Center for Fitness Professionals

Healthcare Web

National Collegiate Athletic Association

National Personal Training Association

The National Strength & Conditioning Association

Partners in Information Access for the Public Health Workforce

Internships, Co-ops and Employment Opportunities

Exercise science majors may find experiential opportunities or employment in a number of areas depending on your skills, abilities and experience. Career-related internships and co-op placements are a great avenue to establishing yourself as a qualified candidate for full-time, professional-level career opportunities after graduation.

The following list of employers and job titles shows opportunities where the employer was specifically looking for exercise science majors. This list is meant to be a resource for further career-related investigation and DOES NOT REFLECT current openings. To look for current openings, please visit College Central Network, CCSU's online job, internship, and co-op database, on the Career Success Center website here.

Big Sky Fitness - Personal Trainer

Central Area Health Education Center - Collegiate Health Services Corps. - Volunteer and Service Experience, Youth Health Service Corps. Regional Coordinator Internship

Empower Leadership Sports & Adventure Center - Part Time Adventure Facilitator

ESF, Inc. - Coach/Camp Counselor

Excel Fitness - Personal Trainer/Fitness Instructor

Sudor Taino - Personal Administrative and Fitness Assistant

The Little Gym - Instructors (FT & PT) for Gymnastics, Dance, Karate and/or Sports Skills

Wheeler Regional Family YMCA - Personal Trainer