Careers with Excercise and Sports Science

What Can You Do with a Health Sciences - Exercise and Sport Science Concentration Degree?

One way to ensure you attain a career where you jump out of bed in the morning excited to get to work is to go after a job in a field you love. If you're passionate about fitness, exercise, and sports, you’ll be happy to know that there are countless possible careers with a Health Sciences – Exercise and Sport Science Concentration degree. With this versatile degree, previous IU Kokomo graduates have gone on to do all kinds of things! Some of the career possibilities for this degree include:

  • Athletic training
  • Exercise science and kinesiology
  • Pre-occupational therapy
  • Occupational therapy assisting
  • Coaching
  • Pre-physical therapy
  • Physical therapy assisting
  • Public health
  • Rehabilitation/Therapeutic professions
  • Sport and fitness administration/management
  • Sport psychology

Just to get you started!

Growth for careers in this field looks promising. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects 18 percent growth from 2016 to 2026.

It’s important to note when planning for your career and life after graduation that employers are looking for candidates with more than a degree and a solid GPA. Packing your resume full of work experience, internships, extracurricular activities, and research is an excellent way to stand head and shoulders above the rest of the crowd, catching the eye of your future boss.

If you love physical activity and the promotion of healthy lifestyles, a degree in Health Sciences – Exercise and Sport Science is the first step towards your dream job! This degree can open all kinds of doors for you.

Thinking about graduate school?

The health science – exercise and sport science concentration can be an excellent starting point if you’re looking to continue your studies after graduation. Whether you’re interested in occupational therapy, physical therapy, human growth, aging, biomechanics, exercise physiology, health promotion, and other fields, the work you do in this degree will prepare you every step of the way. With a graduate application full of hands-on experience, internships, and one-on-one research with esteemed faculty, you’ll stand out among other applicants and be on your way towards your next adventure.

If you are seeking admission to a professional program following your undergraduate degree, be sure to meet with your advisor regularly to ensure you complete any additional coursework to optimize your admission to your desired graduate program.

Ready to get a move on?

If you’ve decided this degree and concentration has your name written all over it, don’t wait another minute! If you have questions or just want to chat with someone in our department before you dive in, we’d love to hear from you. If you have questions about career preparation in this path, be sure and check out what the Career and Accessibility Center has to offer, including resume critiques, interview prep, and job search tips and strategies. You can never be too prepared for life after graduation!

Ready to begin your journey?