Opportunities for ESS Majors
With a degree in Exercise and Sport Science from Western State Colorado University as a foundation, the items listed here are potential possibilities available to you following graduation.
Corporate Wellness & Worksite Health Promotion:
Wellness Coordinator . Fitness Instructor† . Program Director† . Stress Management Programs . Worksite Health Promotion . Aquatics† . Ergonomics . Aquatics Director† . Performance Consultant . Personal Trainer† . Program Management . Membership Director . Exercise Prescription . Exercise Physiologist† . Special Events Director
Health/Wellness Educational Settings:
Community Health Organizations . American Heart Association . American Cancer Society . American Diabetes Association . Center for Disease Control . Health Promotion Consulting Firms . National Institutes of Health . American College of Sport Medicine . American Red Cross . YMCA/YWCA . Community Health Education Programs . Smoking Cessation Programs . City/County Health Center Staff or Director . Health Counseling Centers1 †
Cardiac Rehabilitation Specialist1 . Wellness Coordinator . Fitness Instructor† . Exercise Testing Technologist† . Alternative Medicine1 . Assessment of Developmental Disorders . Biomechanist1 . Chiropractor1 . Hospital/Medical Program Director1 † . Occupational Therapy1 † . Human Movement Analysis . Orthopedics1 . Pediatric Center Staff . Physical Therapy1 † . Retirement Communities Staff Members . Diet Counseling Centers1 . Exercise Physiologist1 . Exercise Prescription . Exercise Technology . Exercise Therapist . Geriatric Programs . Weight Loss Clinics . Smoking Cessation Programs
Elementary/Middle School/High School:
Physical Education Teacher† . Adapted Physical Education Teacher† . Athletic Trainer† . Human Movement Analysis . Officiating . Coaching . Early Childhood Movement Specialist1† . Elementary Physical Education Specialist . Strength and Conditioning Coach† . Athletic Administration . Athletic Director
Strength Coach† . Varsity Coach . Wellness Director . Fitness Instructor† . Athletic Trainer† . Instructor1 . Sports Information . Officiating . Compliance Officer . Academic Counselor1 . Sport Marketing . Sport Statistician . Event Organization & Management . Sports Facility Supervisor . Aquatics Director† . Athletic Finance . Athletic Administration1†
Professional/Amateur/Community Sport Organizations:
Assistant/Head Coach . Conditioning Coach† . Athletic Trainer1† . Sport Agent . Sport Broadcasting . Sport Event Manager . Sport Facilities Design . Sport Hall of Fame/Museum Curator . Sport Nutrition . Sport Official . Sport Psychologist1† . Sport Statistician . Sport Merchandising . Event Organization . Sports Facility Supervisor . Sports Information Director . Sports Injury/Rehabilitation1† . Sports Journalism . Personal Trainer† . Sports Photography . Performance Consultant1† . Corporate Sport Marketing
Sport Equipment Design & Sales . Sport/Fitness Merchandising/Retail . Sport/Fitness Entrepreneurship . Sport Clothing Design & Sales . Textbook/Book Sales/Marketing . Nutritional Supplement Sales/Marketing
Owner . Manager . Program Director† . Personal Trainer† . Aquatics† . Performance Consultant . Membership Director . Facility Design . Equipment Design/Sales . Membership Sales . Facility/Program Marketing . Fitness Instructor†
Many graduates successfully continue their educations at the graduate level.
1 Indicates further education is usually required (typically Masters degree).
† Indicates certifications or licensure available from professional organizations.