James Madison University

Potential Careers in Exercise Physiology

Fitness Facilities


  • Commercial
  • Corporate
  • Hospital-based
  • Community

Medical Opportunities


  • Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (Clinical Exercise Physiology)

Additional Opportunities


  • Doctoral degree and continued progress in academia
  • Strength/Conditioning Coach
  • Personal Trainer
  • Exercise Physiologist
  • Sports Physiologist
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Nutrition and Exercise Specialist  (Nutrition and Physical Activity)
  • Health Care Specialist
  • Basic and Applied Sciences

Suggested Certifications


  • ACSM Health/Fitness Instructor
  • ACSM Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist
  • ACSM Exercise Specialist
  • NSCA Strength and Conditioning Specialist

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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