Exercise Science (M.S.)
Professionals in exercise science work to help people live healthier lives.
At Kean, students in exercise science learn the physiology of exercise, how to evaluate sports injuries and how to help people recover from them, how to work with clients to improve and manage weight, and more.
With training in nutrition, physical fitness and other aspects of wellness, graduates of the master’s degree program at Kean are prepared for careers as fitness specialists, technicians, strength coaches, personal trainers or athletic trainers.
Our graduates work in a wide range of jobs at corporations, wellness centers, hospitals, sports medicine centers, universities and resorts.
The prospect for careers in exercise science is strong and growing, with job growth in the field 6 percent above the national average, by some measures.
Graduates of Kean's exercise science program find positions as:
Corporate health promotion specialists
Strength coaches — high school, university and professional level
Clinical exercise physiologist specialists -- at hospitals and rehabilitation centers
Sports performance coaches at sports medicine centers
Personal trainers at health clubs
Lecturers or assistant professors of exercise science, at the community college and/or university level
Employment of exercise physiologists is projected to grow 13 percent by 2026, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Average salary with an M.S. degree in exercise science
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