Thanks to Kean's unique, science-based program, our Exercise Science majors can take advantage of rapidly growing employment opportunities in the fields of nutrition, fitness and wellness.
Kean's Exercise Science program is the only one of its kind to offer three levels of field experience, which take place in a wide range of professional settings. Kean students have interned at facilities such as Trinitas Hospital, RWJ Barnabas Health, Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Hackensack Meridian Fitness and Wellness and the New York Jets.
Exercise Science majors can also pursue certification by accredited agencies such as the National Council on Strength and Fitness to become Certified Personal Trainers or Certified Strength Coaches.
Planning on applying to a physical therapy or an athletic training program? Our Pre-Physical Therapy/Athletic Training option will prepare you by offering prerequisite courses commonly required by these graduate programs.
"My professors made coming to class fun and enjoyable! I learned more than I could imagine while still maintaining my dance career. Everything I learned within this program has also shaped me into a better student and fitness professional."
Recent statistics from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics indicate that jobs in fitness and recreation are among the fastest growing in the nation, and include the following careers:
- Physical education teacher
- Health club manager
- Fitness instructor
- Recreation center director
- Health and wellness coordinator
- Yoga and Pilates instructor
- Community health educator
- Exercise physiologist
- Clinical exercise specialist
- Strength and conditioning coach
Exercise science graduates work on health and wellness teams in corporate, clinical, community and commercial environments researching health behaviors and risk factors, conducting assessments, designing remediation programs, and motivating individuals to make healthy choices to improve their well-being.
Employment of exercise physiologists is projected to grow 13 percent by 2026, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
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