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.
Sample of Related Occupations
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
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 Central Connections, 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