Graduates of this program are prepared for employment in fitness and community nutrition or to continue┬áin 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, nutrition 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, Physician’s Assistant or Graduate School.

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: