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Online Master's in Exercise Science: Career Outlook

Improve Your Career and Impact the Wellness of Others

Designed for practitioners in the field, Calvin University’s online Master’s in Exercise Science program will prepare you for advancement in your career. As a student, you’ll learn from industry experts and graduate fully prepared for a variety of rewarding exercise science career options.

Research published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows a growing need for professionals in the exercise science field, with some positions growing as fast as 11%.1 At this rate, more than 59,000 new exercise science career options will be available by 2029.3

Exercise Physiologists

$49,170/year

Exercise physiologists create and oversee wellness programs for individuals who are recovering from illness and disease. State and private hospitals employ 22% of current exercise physiologists in the United States.1

Operations Manager

$100,780/year

Operations managers are responsible for developing and overseeing daily procedures of a company, organization, or facility. Responsibilities for these professionals vary among employer, but often include working closely with members of other departments to ensure their facility is operating efficiently.3

Additional exercise science career options include:

  • Athletic facilities director
  • Athlete manager
  • Business owner
  • Cardiac rehab exercise specialist
  • Collegiate or professional coach
  • Higher education instructor
  • Hospital-based health coach
  • Performance and sport trainer
  • Strength and conditioning coach
  • Sports management professional

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Program Outcomes

Once you complete the online Master’s in Exercise Science program, you’ll be able to:

Concentrations

The online Master’s in Exercise Science program offers three career-specific concentrations designed to enhance your professional capabilities.

MS in Exercise Science: Performance and Sport Science Concentration

The online Performance and Sport Science concentration will prepare you for the NSCA’s CSCS and TSAC-F Certifications so you can begin a rewarding career involving advanced strength and conditioning protocols.

MS in Exercise Science: Health and Exercise Rehabilitation Concentration

The online MS in Exercise Science – Health and Exercise Rehabilitation program prepares students for careers that involve helping others achieve their health and fitness goals and maintain healthy lifestyles for years to come.

MS in Exercise Science: Sport and Exercise Administration Concentration

The online MS in Exercise Science – Sport and Exercise Administration program delivers the leadership skills necessary to plan, manage, and market sports teams, events, and facilities.

Career Support

We equip students to succeed on their life-long vocational path by determining their strengths, developing their skills, and discovering God’s call for their lives.

Career Preparation Development

The career center and Handshake coaches can help you navigate the process of developing a resume and cover letters, as well as assessments, practice interviews, and branding.

Alumni Network

Our services extend to you until you retire. We are eager to connect you with Calvin students and graduates seeking networking contacts.

Job Postings

Jobs and internships are posted on Handshake for all students to use in their job search.

One-on-One Support

We focus on guiding each student based on their individual goals and strengths.