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Exercise and Sport Science

Career Opportunities

What can you do with a major in Exercise & Sport Science?

Possible career paths for EXSS majors include:

  • Physical education teacher
  • Health educator
  • Strength and conditioning coach
  • Fitness centers/health clubs instruction and management
  • Athletic coach
  • Camp director
  • Specially designed education instructor group fitness instructor
  • Personal trainer 

Employment of athletic trainers and health educators is projected to grow much faster than average, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Salary depends on experience and job responsibilities, and varies by job setting. Median annual earnings of athletic trainers were $36,560 in May 2006. Median annual earnings of health educators were $41,330 in May 2006.

Carthage EXSS graduates have gone on to work as athletic trainers, figure skating instructors, strength coaches, recreational specialists, activity counselors, special events coordinators, and physical education teachers.

Companies employing Carthage EXSS graduates include Carthage College, Lamb’s Farm, Kenosha Youth Foundation, Abby Springs, Waukegan Parks, Kenosha Unified School District, Kewaskum School District and more.

Students have also gone on to graduate school for athletic training, exercise and sport science, and exercise physiology.

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