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


  • Chiropractor
  • Athletic Trainer
  • Worksite Wellness Coordinator
  • Physician
  • Physician Assistant
  • Exercise Physiologist Researcher
  • Exercise Specialist with Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Nursing
  • Massage Therapy
  • Diabetes Education
  • Strength and Conditioning Coach


  • Group Fitness Instructor
  • Recreation Director
  • Personal Trainer
  • Entrepreneur
  • Small Business Owner
  • Gym Director

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 The American College of Sports Medicine

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.


  • University of South Dakota Medical School
  • Northwestern Health Sciences University
  • Idaho State University
  • University of Nevada Las Vegas
  • Midwestern University
  • University of Montana
  • University of South Dakota
  • University of Mary
  • University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences
  • University of Nebraska Medical Center


Get started.ACSM (American College of Sports Medicine)

Contact Info

Dr. Craig Triplett
Young Center 207 Map
Phone: 605-642-6169

Exercise Science
Black Hills State University
1200 University St.
Spearfish, SD, USA 57799

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Develop valuable personal relationships in a small community with amazing faculty and staff while thriving in the outdoors of the Black Hills.