Career and graduate school opportunities with a degree in Exercise Science

There are many career options that await you after completing this program. Some of our graduates' careers:

  • Group Fitness Instructor
  • Exercise Physiologist Researcher
  • Exercise Specialist with Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Nursing
  • Recreation Director
  • Professional Strongman
  • Strength and Conditioning Coach
  • Personal Trainer
  • Entrepreneur
  • Massage Therapy
  • Diabetes Education
  • Small Business Owner

Your employment opportunities depend on what you do while you are here.  All of our students who have a 3.5 or better get into graduate school and we offer 100% placement for those students who achieve national certification in the area of Personal Training. To learn more about the national certifications in this area of study visit

If you are interested in graduate school, we will spend considerable time working with you.  Our graduates who have attended graduate schools across the country are always willing to talk to our current students and offer advice, and we explore the many options that are available for our students.

Here are a few of the physical therapy and occupational therapy graduate schools that students have gone on to after graduating from BHSU:

  • University of Montana
  • University of South Dakota
  • University of Mary
  • University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences
  • University of Nebraska Medical Center

Skills Developed

  • Manuel Muscle Testing
  • Motion Analysis
  • Goniometry
  • Body Composition
  • Functional Movement Screen
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Fitness Assessment
  • Exercise programming for specific populations
  • Strength and conditioning program development
  • Bio-mechanics
  • Prevention and care of athletic injuries