The Physical Education Exercise Science program is an applied program designed for students interested in pursuing employment in areas such as fitness leadership, performance enhancement, injury prevention, wellness, rehabilitation or wellness coaching. The department offers both a non-thesis (internship) and thesis option for students. Students interested in pursuing further education or research should consider completing the thesis option.

Career Opportunities with a Masters in Exercise Science

  • Health Wellness Coach
  • Rehabilitation Coach
  • Injury Prevention
  • Performance Enhancement
  • Fitness Leadership

Benefits of a Master's Degree

A graduate degree helps you advance your career by qualifying for higher positions with additional leadership opportunities. The median salary for those with master’s degrees is 16% higher than for those with an undergraduate degree, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.