Exercise Science (M.S.)
Professionals in exercise science work to help people live healthier lives.
The Master of Science program in Exercise Science is designed to prepare students to work as professionals in corporations, wellness centers, hospitals, sports medicine centers, amateur and professional athletics, health clubs, resorts and spas, community associations, colleges, universities, school districts and rehabilitation centers.
The program provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to function as exercise physiologists, clinical exercise physiologists, exercise oncologists, exercise specialists, sports performance coaches, strength coaches, health fitness specialists and personal trainers. The program also offers professionals in the field the opportunity to enhance their abilities and advance to leadership positions. Enrolled students can select research or practical as their area of focus.
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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