Dr. Chris Robertson, Interim Chair
Here in the Department of Sport and Exercise Science, we're building careers through "Education in Motion". In today’s job market, approximately 60% of Kinesiology (exercise science) graduates will continue their education in graduate school in order to be competitive and more marketable to employers in this evolving and highly diverse field. For those who choose to enter the professional field directly after graduation (~40%), entry-level jobs are available that, in most cases but not all, require further certification from an accredited professional organization. It is clear, from the faculty perspective and from speaking with students in the Exercise Science program, that career concentrations are required in order to allow graduates to be competitive in the job market and/or to pursue post-graduate education. This is exactly what we offer through our Exercise Science curriculum! Students have the option to choose between three different concentrations depended on their career interest; a Graduate/Professional School concentration; a Health/Fitness Industry concentration; and a Coaching/Sport Instruction concentration. By offering specific areas of study within Exercise Science our graduates will know that they are the most prepared to begin a career specifically suited to their interest.