Jobs in Health, Exercise and Sports Science

Health, Exercise and Sports Science (HESS) is the study of immediate and long-term effects of physical activity on the body. As health, exercise and sports science majors, students are prepared for a wide array of potential careers as well as graduate study. 

Examples of careers in health, exercise, and sports science:

  • Exercise physiologist
  • Fitness center manager
  • Personal trainer
  • Physical education teacher
  • Community program director
  • Recreation and sports director
  • Sports administrator
  • Sports coach
  • Sports development officer
  • Sports therapist

     

Jobs in health, exercise and sports science held by recent graduates:

  • Teacher and head basketball coach, Heritage High School, Wake County
  • Elementary physical education teacher, Wake Forest University
  • Middle school health and physical education teacher, Leesville Road Middle School, Wake County
  • Health and physical education teacher, Southeast Raleigh Magnet High School, Wake County
  • Health and physical education teacher, Northern Vance High School, Granville County
  • Health and physical education teacher, East Lee Middle School, Lee County
  • Cannon Online Learning Designer, Athens, Ga.
  • Program Manager, Merck’s Health Matters Fitness Center, West Point, Pa.
  • Personal trainer, Raleigh, N.C.
  • Supervisor, Raleigh Parks and Recreation, Raleigh, N.C.

     

Graduate programs attended by recent graduates:

  • Doctorate of Physical Therapy – Elon University
  • Doctorate of Physical Therapy – Winston Salem State University
  • Master’s Degree in Health Education, East Carolina University
  • Master’s Degree in Exercise Physiology, UNC-Chapel Hill
  • Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy, Old Dominion University
  • Master’s Degree in Exercise Science, UNC-Charlotte
  • Master’s Degree in Physical Education, University of Georgia
  • Master’s Degree in Instructional Technology, University of Georgia
Exercise and Sports Science Program

Majoring in ESS at Meredith College will prepare you for a career in your field whether you plan to go to work right after graduation or pursue graduate or professional school.

Majoring in ESS at Meredith College will prepare you for a career in your field whether you plan to go to work right after graduation or pursue graduate or professional school.

Contact Information
Dr. Stephanie Little
Associate Professor and Program Coordinator, Health, Exercise and Sports Science
122 Martin
(919) 760-8176
littlest@meredith.edu

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