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B.A. in Exercise Science: Career Outlook

Your Future in Health, Fitness, Sports, and Beyond

  • Employment of exercise physiologists is projected to increase 11% by 2029.1
  • Employment of fitness trainers and instructors is projected to increase 15% by 2029.2

A bachelor’s in exercise science opens up several pathways for your career. This program will prepare you for an impactful and positive career in any number of kinesiology-related fields. For instance, you could work in athletics, community sports, fitness, or personal training. You might become a coach, educator, administrator or sales representative (in fitness or a medical field), gym owner, or some type of instructor, specialist, consultant, entrepreneur, or manager. Note that many alumni pursue additional education in areas like aging, athletic training, biomechanics, chiropractic, exercise physiology, human growth, sports management, kinesiology, and sport psychology. This program also prepares students to sit for the ACSM-CPT certification and the following examinations: NETA, NSCA, ACSM, ACE, AFFA.

Gain the foundation to pursue your career goals in one of many possible fields.

Exercise Physiologist


Help patients recover from chronic diseases alongside primary care physicians and other health care professionals. In this role, you’ll analyze medical histories, perform tests, collect health data, and develop individualized exercise programs for patients.

Fitness Trainer and Instructor


Improve people’s cardiovascular health and strength training by motivating and leading them in exercise. You’ll be able to specialize in personal training, group fitness, specialized methods (like Pilates or yoga), or work in an administrative capacity.

Other positions you could qualify for with your exercise science degree:

  • Athletic director
  • Coach
  • Fitness consultant
  • Gym manager/owner
  • Health care consultant
  • Medical exercise specialist
  • Medical sales consultant
  • Scout
  • Sports nutritionist
  • Strength training coach
  • Wellness coordinator

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  • Gain access to a dedicated enrollment counselor who is ready to answer all of your questions.
  • Take one more step towards achieving your career goals.

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Program Outcomes: Foundational Concepts in Kinesiology

In the online exercise science degree program, you’ll:

  • Exhibit an understanding of the principles and concepts of kinesiology and allied health.
  • Apply knowledge of human anatomy and the musculoskeletal system to assess one’s development and abilities.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the effects of physical activity on the body’s functions.
Skill Survey Top 10 Institution Career Readiness Awards

We’re Committed to Your Success

In the 2021 SkillSurvey Career Readiness® rankings, CSP Global was ranked in the Top 10 “Career Ready” Institutions and Top 10 “Career Ready” Feedback for First-Generation College Students. The SkillSurvey rankings reflect over 170 partner institutions whose students received evaluator ratings following an internship, co-op, or other work-related experience.

Support Beyond Your Graduation Date

In addition to the high-quality education you’ll receive at CSP Global, you’ll benefit from a wide range of support during your time as a student that will extend throughout your professional journey as an alumnus. That’s part of how 94.5% of CSP Global graduates receive job offers within one year of graduation.

Job & Internship Board

Handshake is CSP Global’s job and internship board and it offers more than 20,000 opportunities to students and alumni. You’ll have an online login to easily stay on top of ways to enhance your career.

Job Fairs

More than 600 students and alumni attended various job fairs throughout the year. Get in front of top employers that are eager to connect with CSP Global’s current and former students.

Personalized Career Development

Need help with resumes and cover letters, networking, social media, and job searching? From mock interviews to 1:1 phone appointments with a career advisor, you’ll receive the expert assistance you need to achieve your goals.

Even More Forms of Support

The Office of Career Development staff is dedicated to supporting students and alumni on their path to find meaningful work. Including expert services from the office to partnerships with faculty and more, you’ll have several ways to get help and boost your career.