Career Paths

Graduates will be prepared for careers in clinical/research settings, strength and conditioning, and the health/fitness industry.  The major also provides students with a strong foundation for future graduate studies in Exercise Science, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Other Professional Programs. PSU students interested in graduate study in Exercise Science should consider the 3+2 BS to MS in Applied Exercise Physiology & Human Performance – students who complete this program can earn both their bachelor’s and master’s degrees in just five years.

In addition, the major prepares students to challenge select certification examinations such as the American College of Sports Medicine’s Certified Exercise Physiologist (EP-C) and the National Strength and Conditioning Association’s Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS).

Where are E&SP Alumni Working Now?
  • Seattle University: Associate Director of Athletic Performance
  • Bryant University: Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach
  • Concord Hospital: Exercise Specialist
  • Mass General Hospital: Exercise Physiologist
  • UT Southwestern Medical Center: Sports DPT
  • Marathon Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine: Exercise Specialist
  • Getfit NH: Fitness Coach
  • Lown Cardiovascular Group: Exercise Physiologist
  • Medifit: Health Fitness Specialist
  • The Loft: Personal Trainer
  • Wright Training: Strength & Conditioning Coach
  • Executive Health & Sports Center: Fitness Specialist
  • Fidelity: Corporate Fitness
  • Rehabfit: Exercise Physiologist
Recent E&SP Graduate School Placements
  • ’22 OT Program, University of New Hampshire
  • ’22 OT Program, University of New Hampshire
  • ’22 DPT Program, Plymouth State University
  • ’21 MS Kinesiology, University of Tennessee
  • ’21 OT Program, Johnson & Wales University
  • ’21 DPT Program, Plymouth State University
  • ’21 OT Program, University of New Hampshire
  • ’20 DPT Program, Plymouth State University
  • ’20 DPT Program, Husson University
  • ’19 MS Orthotics & Prosthetics, Eastern Michigan University
  • ’19 DC Program, Northwestern Health Sciences
  • ’19 OT Program, University of New England
  • ’18 DPT Program, Boston University
  • ’18 MS Exercise Science, University of Delaware
  • ’18 MS Kinesiology, California State Fullerton
  • ’17 DPT Program, Plymouth State University