- Assessment and evaluation
- Program development
- Athletic training
- Personal training
- Strength and conditioning
- Health club management
- Group fitness instruction
- Colleges and universities
- Public and private schools
- Sport medicine centers
- Hospitals and rehabilitation clinics
- Health clubs and fitness centers
- Professional teams
- Corporate health centers
- Professional fitness organizations, such as American College of Sports Medicine, National Strength and Conditioning Association
- Olymypic training centers
- Competitive youth training centers
- Nutritional supplement manufacturers
Information & Strategies
- Major in exercise science, exercise physiology, kinesiology, or sports medicine.
- Supplement curriculum with nutrition and hard science courses.
- Consider professional or graduate school in physical therapy, athletic training, or medicine.
- Obtain necessary certification such as Certified Group Fitness Instructor, Certified Personal Trainer, or National Athletic Trainer Certification.
- Develop computer skills and familiarity with technology used in the field.
- Work in a physical therapy clinic, healthy club, or gym to gain experience and make contacts.
- Volunteer to work with college or high school sport teams.
- Volunteer to run exercise programs for local nonprofit organizations.
- Consider working with manufacturers of exercise equipment or nutritional supplements to learn more about the field and to make contacts.
- Develop excellent interpersonal skills for working with clients, coaches, and team physicians.
- Maintain excellent personal fitness and athletic proficiency. Obtain certifications from the American College of Sports Medicine of the National Strength and Conditioning Association.