Career Opportunities
One of the fastest growing career areas in the country is that related to health and fitness in both the public and private sectors.  Business and industry are becoming aware of the increased efficiency of a work force where the wellness level is high and medical costs and absenteeism are reduced.  The health consciousness of the general population is at an all-time high, and health and fitness programs permeate our society through business and industry, hospitals and rehabilitation centers, fitness assessment clinics, fitness clubs, wellness programs projected through public and private recreation, along with efforts of schools and churches to serve the needs of their constituencies.  At USF, the Exercise Science program provides the training and preparation to meet these challenges.


Aerospace physiologist Occupational therapist
Aquatics instructor Outdoor education instructor
Athletic scout Pharmaceutical sales
Athletic trainer Physical therapist
Biomechanist Physician
Cardiac rehabilitation specialist Physician assistant
Correction facilities fitness instructor Protective services
Corrective therapist Pulmonary rehabilitation
Dance therapist Recreational therapy
Early childhood motor skills instructor Research assistant
Equipment manager Space life sciences
Exercise physiologist Sport nutritionist
Exercise specialist Sport psychologist
Facility manager Sporting goods sales
Fitness specialist Sports camp director
Geriatric fitness instructor Sports clothing design
Government career Sports medicine physician
Intramural director Sports medicine technician
Kinesiologist Sports podiatrist
Military officer Textbook sales
Nurse Weight control counselor
  Youth sports coach

The exercise science and wellness department is located in the Stewart Center (26th and Menlo) on the campus of
 the University of Sioux Falls.
To contact the department, you can call the University of Sioux Falls at:
1-800-888-1047  or  1-605-331-5000