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


Welcome from Kinesiology

PHOTO: Chris Womack

Welcome to the Department of Kinesiology! Kinesiology involves the study of human movement and our faculty and students do so from a physiological, biomechanical, and psychosocial perspective. More >

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