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Top Three Reasons to Major in Exercise Science

Do you love sports, wellness, and fitness? Kickstart your career by enhancing your knowledge in our exercise science program. Through this bachelor’s degree, you will find yourself combining your passions and making an impact in various avenues.

Here are three reasons to major in exercise science:

1. Job Security

You’re going to get a job! The knowledge learned in the exercise science degree can be applied to almost everyone’s life at one point or another. There will always be individuals who are looking to improve their health and fitness as well as teams that want to improve their performance. With fitness and sports comes injuries, there will never not be someone trying to rehabilitate an injury. Therefore, there will always be a need for professionals with an exercise science background.

2. Growth rate

The career fields that an exercise science degree apply to are constantly increasing. Professions associated with exercise science are projected to grow faster than the average for all occupations, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook. As of right now, with a base degree in exercise science, students can pursue a career in:

  • sports coaching
  • wellness coaching
  • strength and conditioning coaching
  • corporate fitness leading
  • personal training
  • athletic training
  • geriatric fitness coordinating
  • physical therapy
  • occupational therapy
  • chiropractic care
  • exercise physiology
  • sports psychology
  • clinical rehabilitation


Some of these career paths require additional education, but almost all exercise science students who apply to graduate school get accepted.

3. It’s exciting

Exercise science is an exciting major. The majority of an exercise science degree incorporates movement and hands-on projects to create a kinesthetic learning environment. Because of all this active engagement, students truly enjoy the material they are learning. When students and professors enjoy their work, it makes for a positive entertaining environment.

If you’re looking for an exciting, interactive education that will lead to a bright future, exercise science is the major for you. No matter what direction you decide to take your exercise science degree in, there will be a job out there that is fitting. Take the step now and get excited to learn about your passion!

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University of Providence’s Exercise Science Program includes concentrations in: pre-clinical, coaching, strength and conditioning, personal training, and pre-athletic training.

Interested in learning more about our Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science Degree? Just send us an email at admissions@uprovidene.edu and one of our admissions counselors will get back to you.

Choosing a career path is as important as choosing a program to major in, in college. Deciding on a major means you also need to know what jobs you will be qualified for once you receive your degree.