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Exercise and Sport Science

Careers
Mike Ramsey
Department of Kinesiology, Leisure,
and Sport Science
ETSU

Exercise and Sport Science


Exercise Science:
Application of scientific principles to better
understand and improve the outcomes of
exercise

Sport Science:
Application of scientific principles to better
understand and improve sports performance

Exercise and Sport Science


Major Areas of Study
Cardiorespiratory Physiology

Aging/atherosclerosis
Space flight/microgravity
Diabetes
Sports performance

Neuromuscular Physiology
Aging/sarcopenia
Sports performance

Bone Physiology
Aging/osteoporosis
Space flight/microgravity

Biomechanics
Ergonomics
Sports performance

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Why is this important?

Many of the leading causes of death are related to


lifestyle (chronic diseases).
1.
2.
3.
4.

Heart Disease
Cancer
Stroke
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (emphysema)

All of the above related to smoking!

Lifestyle changes include:

Physical Activity
Diet
Sleep
Stress reduction
Smoking cessation

Exercise and Sport Science


Major career paths:
Fitness/Wellness (40%*)
Corporate
Hospital
University

Cardiac Rehabilitation (5%*)


Physical/Occupational Therapy (50%*)
Strength/Conditioning Coach (5%*)
*% of Exercise Science majors going into field from our program at ETSU

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Corporate Fitness/Wellness (University)
The main goal: save $$$
Jobs:
Administrators, exercise specialist, fitness instructors,
nutritionist

Duties:
Increase activity levels, educate, reduce time-off due to injury
or illness

Where:
Nation wide (Health and Fitness Corp)
Eastman, 3M, ChevronTexaco, DaimlerChrysler, FedEx, Ford
Motor Company, General Electric, General Motors, HewlettPackard, Johnson & Johnson, Texas Instruments, and Verizon

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Hospital Wellness
The main goal:
Improve health of patients, employees, and community, save
$$$

Jobs:
Administrators, exercise specialists, fitness instructors,
nutritionists

Duties:
Increase activity levels, educate

Where:
Nation wide
Most major hospitals will have a wellness program

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Salaries:
Corporate Fitness/Wellness, University
Fitness/Wellness and Hospital Wellness
Wellness Program Administrator
$32,491 $67,836

Exercise Specialist
$27,669 $43,183

Fitness Instructor
$26,461 $75,596

Personal Trainer
$22,737 - $66,008

Nuritionist
$37,558 - $53,186

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Cardiac Rehabilitation
The main goal:
Improve survival from cardiovascular diseases

Jobs:
Administrators, exercise specialists

Duties:
Administer exercise stress tests to patients
Supervise inpatient and outpatient exercise programs

Where:
Nation wide
Most hospitals will have a cardiac rehab program

Salary: $24,583 - $46,810

Exercise and Sport Science


Physical/Occupational Therapy
The main goal:
Improve mobility and quality of life of patients

Jobs:
Physical Therapists ($51,100 - $67,168)
Physical Therapy Assistants ($32,716 - $43,785)

Duties:
Diagnosis and treatment

Where:
Nation wide
Most cities will have a multiple physical therapy clinics

Exercise and Sport Science


Strength/Conditioning Coach
The main goal:
Improve athletic performance and reduce potential for injury

Jobs:
Head Strength Coach ($26,351 - $64,642)
Assistant Strength Coach ($22,485 - $43,973)

Duties:
Create and administer conditioning programs

Where:
Nation wide
Most colleges and universities will have a strength and
conditioning program

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At ETSU
Only program in the country with a direct
relationship with the intercollegiate athletics
program
Mike and Meg Stone
SPEC
Lab

Exercise and Sport Science Lab

Exercise and Sport Science Lab

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Thanks to:
Dr. Mike Stone
Coach Meg Stone
Grad Students:

Ann Kinser
Jon Keller
Jenna Kraska
Daniel Duckworth
Regional salary info from salary.com

Exercise and Sport Science Lab

Exercise and Sport Science


Thank you very much for your time
Any questions?
Presentation and program info available
at:
http://www.etsu.edu/coe/pexs/ExScience.htm
http://faculty.etsu.edu/ramseym/