Graduates of this program are prepared for employment in fitness and community nutrition or to continue in graduate studies in a variety of areas, including exercise science. Many students move into the health professions fields from this degree or seek out additional certifications. This is a rapidly expanding area with opportunities in corporate and commercial industries, government and non-profit sectors. Typical employment responsibilities include fitness assessment, lifestyle intervention education, health and wellness, exercise supervision and program administration.  Students also use this degree as a base to apply to programs in Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physicians Assistant or Graduate School.  Our graduates are also qualified to sit for the following certifications without any additional courses beyond our core requirements: ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist (ACSM EP-C), ACSM Certified Personal Trainer (ACSM CPT), ACSM Certified Group Exercise Instructor (ACSM GEI), NSCA Certified Personal Trainer, NSCA Certified Strength & Conditioning Coach, ACE Certified Personal Trainer.

Common Career Paths

You can do nearly anything with a Mizzou degree, but here are some common career paths taken by graduates of this major: