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Health & Exercise Science

Jobs in which Exercise Physiology and Health Promotion can be utilized are numerous. Many of our HES graduates have gone on to graduate studies in various disciplines including physical and occupational therapy, medicine and dentistry, health promotion, and athletic training. However, many graduates also find rewarding employment in corporate fitness as instructors and personal trainers. In addition, other occupations include serving as sports directors, strength and conditioning coaches and recreational therapists. Practitioners are involved in health promotion, rehabilitation, ergonomics, disability management, health and safety, and health research.

Career Opportunities

  • Athletic Trainer
  • Coach
  • Community Center Director
  • Industrial Recreation Specialist
  • Physical Education Instructor
  • Recreation Facility Manager
  • Activities Supervisor
  • Public Health Educator
  • School Health Educator
  • Marketing and Promotion
  • Camp Director
  • College Recreation Instructor
  • Fitness Instructor
  • Physical Therapist
  • Nurse
  • Municipal Recreation Director
  • Prison Recreation Director
  • Recreation Therapist
  • Health Consultant
  • Public Relations Officer
  • Merchandise Manager
  • Church Recreation Director
  • Game Official
  • Park Ranger
  • Resort Manager
  • YMCA/YWCA Worker
  • Health Information Specialist
  • Sales Representative
  • Sonographer
  • Dietitian


Related Skills

Hiring Institutions

  • Professional Sports Leagues
  • Marketing and Management Agencies
  • Retail Organizations
  • Resorts
  • Corporate Fitness Centers
  • Nursing Homes
  • Amusement Parks
  • Retirement Communities
  • Churches
  • Corporate Sports Sponsors
  • Museums and Halls of Fame
  • Pharmaceutical Sales
  • Stadiums and Arenas
  • Colleges
  • Public Schools
  • Health Consultant Firms
  • Hospitals
  • Public Parks and Recreation
  • Spas
  • Correctional Institutions
  • Cruise Lines
  • Olympic Organizations
  • Government Agencies
  • Department of Health and Human Services

Career Paths of Recent Graduates

Related Websites

The University of Oklahoma Department of Health & Exercise Science
Occupational Outlook Handbook
Gatorade Sports Science Institute
American College of Sport Medicine
Academy of Natural Health Sciences
International Sports Sciences Association