What Can You Do With a Major in Exercise Physiology?

Exercise physiology major careers and jobs

Ready to go straight into the work force? The major in exercise physiology prepares you for a career as an exercise instructor, personal trainer, cardiopulmonary rehabilitation professional or strength and conditioning specialist or for management in the health and fitness industry. Marquette's exercise physiology major also offers a pre-professional track, which prepares you for graduate and professional education in such fields as physical therapy, medicine, physician assistant studies, occupational therapy, anatomy, kinesiology, exercise physiology, clinical and translational rehabilitation health science, pharmacy, and nursing.

Jobs for exercise physiology majors

So what can you do with a major in exercise physiology? Marquette's graduates find work in the fitness industry, cardiopulmonary rehabilitation, professional and college sports, and more. Our exercise physiology majors have gone on to intern or work for the following organizations:

  • Milwaukee Brewers
  • Milwaukee Bucks
  • Chicago Sky (WNBA)
  • Seattle Storm (WNBA)
  • Athletes' Performance
  • Duke Center for Healthy Living
  • Cooper Aerobic Institute
  • University of North Carolina School of Public Health
  • Children's Memorial Hospital in Chicago
  • Provincial Specialized Hospital in Poland
  • Children's Hospital of Wisconsin Herma Heart Care Center
  • NX Level Athletics
  • St. Mary’s Medical Center Cardiac Rehab in Racine, Wis.

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