Graduates of the LVC exercise science program may seek professional certification through the National Strength and Conditioning Association of the American College of Sports Medicine to increase employment opportunities. Career options include personal trainer, corporate or fitness/wellness expert, clinical exercise specialist, clinical exercise physiologist, strength and conditioning coach, or graduate student/researcher. As the healthcare field shifts its focus from treatment to a preventative approach, exercise science graduates will be in demand in the new healthcare marketplace.
The employment outlook from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Handbook for graduates of an exercise science program indicates a 19 percent increase for the next decade. In addition, the College’s track record in physical therapy bodes well for exercise science. LVC doctor of physical therapy graduates boast a 100 percent job-offer rate, as well as a 100 percent pass rate on the physical therapy board exam. A strong and active alumni network ensures that exercise science graduates will have extensive support during their academic careers and after program completion.