Exercise and Wellness, BS

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The BS degree program in exercise and wellness provides students with in-depth scientific knowledge and hands-on experiences in the field of promoting health through physical activity and enhancing human performance across a broad range of populations. Students complete a core curriculum of exercise science then have the ability to choose upper-division electives specific to their area of interest. A degree in exercise and wellness prepares students for immediate careers in fitness and provides hands-on skills that can be used in professional schools.

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Exercise and Wellness ( BS)
Health Solutions, College of

Downtown Phoenix

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Career Outlook

Graduates of this program may pursue employment locations such as:

  • health care systems and medical centers
  • lifestyle and weight management consulting firms
  • nonprofit disease prevention agencies (e.g., American Heart Association)
  • university fitness and wellness centers

Specialty areas may include:

  • bariatric weight loss clinic counseling and management
  • corporate fitness and worksite wellness

Possible careers titles may include the following:

  • athletic trainer*
  • fitness center director
  • group exercise specialist
  • occupational therapist*
  • personal training
  • physical therapist*
  • physical therapy technician
  • sports performance coach
  • sports performance director
  • sports scout
  • tactical performance coach

*Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions.

Students also are well-prepared for admission into graduate programs in exercise physiology, obesity prevention and management, rehabilitative fields (e.g., physical therapy), and medicine.

Example Careers

Students who complete this degree program may be prepared for the following careers. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions. Career examples include but are not limited to:

Career*growth*median salary
Coaches and Scouts5.9%$30,640
Exercise Physiologists10.6%$46,270
Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors8.4%$34,980
Fitness and Wellness Coordinators 4%$77,020
Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists8.3%$79,930
Occupational Therapists 26.5%$78,810
Physical Therapists 34%$82,390
Physical Therapist Assistants 40.6%$54,410
Physician Assistants 30.4%$95,820

* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).

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