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What Can You Do with a Bachelor's in Exercise Science

Fitness Trainer1

The skills you’ll receive in the sport science degree coursework will give you the skills to pursue professional certification in personal training and fitness. The need for qualified fitness trainers and instructors is projected to grow 39 percent by 2030, which is faster than the average of all other occupations.

Coach and/or Scout2

Or you could use those skills to pursue a coaching position in the field or sport you love. By 2030, the growth rate for coaches and scouts, as a field, is expected to grow 26 percent, faster than the average of all other occupations.

Postsecondary Instructor3

If you’re interested in helping a larger audience pursue self-improvement goals, you could consider a career in postsecondary education. With a median annual salary of $79,640, employment of postsecondary teachers is projected to grow 12 percent over the next decade.


  • Fitness Specialist
  • Group Fitness Instructor
  • Personal Trainer
  • Coach
  • Athlete
  • Health and Physical Education Instructor
  • Kinesiology Professor
  • Sports Management Professor

"39 Percent" Projected Growth Rate for Fitness Trainers by 2030

1Fitness Trainers
2Coaches and Scouts
3Postsecondary Teachers