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Careers

Graduates from Exercise Science are employed in a number of settings. Below are just a few examples of the range of employment opportunities that are available.

Employment Settings

  • Cardiac
  • Pulmonary
  • Occupational
  • Fitness
  • Wellness
  • Health promotion
  • Health clubs
  • Personal training
  • Strength and conditioning
  • Universities
  • Equipment design

Internship Sites

  • Steadman-Hawkins Clinic
  • Institute for Aerobics Research
  • Kennedy Space Center
  • Sears, Kraft, and East Bank health clubs
  • United States Olympic Training Centers

Examples of Titles

  • Fitness director
  • Health promotion specialist
  • Exercise test technologist
  • Exercise specialist
  • Personal trainer
  • Exercise physiologist
  • Strength and conditioning coach
  • Health and fitness instructor

Expected Salaries

  • Starting: $22-25,000
  • Experienced: $28-32,000 (management)

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Kinesiology and Recreation
Campus Box 5120
250 McCormick Hall
Normal, Il 61790-5120
Phone: (309) 438-8661
Fax: (309) 438-5559

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