What Can I Do with My Major?

A lot! Our majors prepare students for success after they graduate. Sample careers for each major can be found below.

Athletic Training

Sample Careers in Athletic Training

Requiring undergraduate education:

  • Athletic Trainer in Clinic/High School
  • Athletic Trainer in Sports Medicine Clinic
  • Athletic Trainer/Teacher (dual degree required)
  • Sales/Marketing

Requiring graduate education:

  • Academic Program Director
  • Administrative Director/Coordinator Owner/Sole Proprietor
  • Asst./Assoc. Athletic Director
  • Athletic Director
  • Athletic Trainer (Assistant)
  • Athletic Trainer (Head)
  • Athletic Trainer in Industry
  • Athletic Trainer in the Military
  • Clinic Director/Coordinator
  • Clinical Education Coordinator
  • Counselor
  • Department Chair
  • Director/Coordinator – Sports Medicine
  • Educational Consultant
  • Orthopedic Surgeon
  • Physical Therapist
  • Physician Assistant
  • Physician Extender
  • Professor/Lecturer/Instructor

Transferable Skills

  • Ability to record, organize, and store information
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • Communication
  • Decision-Making
  • Deductive Reasoning
  • Motor Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Teamwork

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Health and Fitness

Sample Careers in Health and Fitness

Requiring undergraduate education:

  • Cardiac Rehabilitation Specialist
  • Certified Health Fitness Specialist
  • Exercise Physiologist
  • Corporate Health & Wellness Coordinator
  • Fitness Account Executive
  • Health & Fitness Educator
  • Personal Trainer
  • Strength & Conditioning Coach

Requiring graduate education:

  • Athletic Director
  • College Professor
  • Director of Health Education
  • Nutritionist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Registered Dietician
  • Sport Psychologist

Transferable Skills

  • Communication
  • Creativity
  • First-aid and CPR
  • Motor skills
  • Patience
  • Presentation skills (oral and demonstrative)
  • Problem-solving
  • Programming
  • Teaching skill and interest
  • Time management and organization

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Movement Science

Sample Careers in Movement Science

Requiring undergraduate education:

  • Corporate fitness (requires certification)
  • Health and fitness consulting
  • Health and fitness media relations/reports
  • Health and fitness professional
  • Laboratory technician/study coordinator
  • Personal Trainer (requires certification)
  • Pharmaceutical and health product sales

Requiring graduate education:

  • Biomechanics Consultant
  • Chiropractor
  • Clinical Exercise Physiologist
  • Dentist
  • Human Factors Consultant (Ergonomist)
  • Neurophysiologist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Optometrist
  • Orthodontist
  • Orthotist
  • Pharmacist
  • Physical Therapist
  • Physician
  • Physician’s Assistant
  • Podiatrist
  • Professor
  • Prosthetist
  • Public Health Specialist
  • Recreation Therapist
  • Salesperson/support person for neurotechnology products
  • Scientist
  • Specialist in Sports Nutrition/Dietetics
  • Speech Therapist
  • Veterinarian

Transferable Skills

  • Basic first-aid and CPR
  • Communication
  • Creativity
  • Critical thinking
  • Problem-solving
  • Research skills
  • Time management and organization

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Sport Management

Sample Careers in Sport Management

Requiring undergraduate education:

  • Advertising
  • Athletic Event Coordinator
  • Broadcast Production Services
  • Consultant, Sports and Entertainment
  • Coordinator, Sports Marketing
  • Corporate Sales
  • Fitness Center Director
  • Fitness Center/Health Club Manager
  • Manager, Sports Promotion
  • Network Administrator
  • Project Coordinator
  • Public Relations Consultant
  • Sponsorship Coordinator
  • Sport Camp Manager
  • Sport Marketing Companies
  • Sport Researcher
  • Sport Telemarketing
  • Sports Broadcaster
  • Sports Editor/Staff Writer
  • Ticket Operations

Requiring graduate education:

  • Account Executive
  • Athletic Business Manager
  • Athletic Director
  • Director of Athletic Facilities
  • Director of Athletic Fundraising
  • Director of Athletic Marketing
  • Director of Compliance Services
  • Director of Merchandising
  • Director of Promotions
  • Director of Tournament & Sponsor Relations
  • Media Relations/Publicity
  • Player Agent/Representative
  • Sport League Commissioner
  • Sports Information Director

Related Fields of Study

  • Sport Law
  • Sport Psychology
  • Sport Sociology

Transferable Skills

  • Communication
  • Computer skills
  • Decision-making
  • Persuasion
  • Problem-solving
  • Public speaking
  • Research skills
  • Time management/organization
  • Writing

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