James Madison University

Potential Careers in Exercise Science

Fitness Facilities


  • Commercial
  • Corporate
  • Hospital-based
  • Community

Medical Opportunities


  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Physician's Assistant

Additional Opportunities


  • Personal Trainer
  • Exercise Physiologist
  • Sports Physiologist
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Nutrition and Exercise Specialist
  • Health Care Specialist
  • Basic and Applied Sciences

Suggested Certifications


  • ACSM Health/Fitness Instructor
  • ACE Personal Trainer
  • NSCA Personal Trainer
  • NSCA Strength and Conditioning Specialist
  • Aerobics Certifications
  • Aquatics Certifications