UGA Specific Information for Exercise and Sport Science

The undergraduate major in Exercise and Sport Science is designed to provide students an in-depth exposure to the scientific basis of physical activity, exercise and sport. Knowledge and skills related to exercise and sport biomechanics, physiology, psychology, epidemiology; athletic training; physical fitness and conditioning; statistics and measurement theory; and other associated areas are obtained through prescribed and elective course work, independent study, and laboratory and field experience. *Students interested in Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physician Assistant or additional Medical fields often pursue Exercise and Sport Science as a major. 

Employers Hiring UGA Exercise and Sport Science for the Class of 2016*

ABB | Arthritis and Rheumatology of Georgia, PC | Athens Orthopedic Clinic | BenchMark Physical Therapy | Bridgeway Christian Academy | Camp Discovery | Change Healthcare | Clarke County School District | Jerzee’s Sports Bar & Pizzaria | Kanakuk Kamps | Kuraoka Clinic | Marietta Eye Clinic | Pool Orthodontics | PT Solutions Physical Therapy | Sports Medicine South | The University of Georgia

Possible Employers Who May Hire UGA Exercise and Sport Science Majors

AstraZeneca Pharmaceutical | Athens Personal Fitness | Athens Regional Medical Center | Cardio Perfect | Classic City Gymnastics | Corporate Sports Unlimited | DeKalb Medical Center | Dunwoody Country Club | Edward Cardiovascular Institute | Georgia Sports Chiropractic | Gwinnett Hospital Systems | Health South | Madison Fitness Center | Marcus Autism Center | Maxim Healthcare Services | Metabolic Testing Services | One to One Fitness | Perimeter Spine and Rehabilitation | Physical Therapy Associates | Physiotherapy Associates | The Coca-Cola Company

Job Titles of UGA Exercise and Sport Science Majors for the Class of 2016*

Accelerated Development Program | Aftercare Teacher | Assistant Chief Operations Officer | Athletic Trainer | EITS Systems & Client Support Clerk | IT Professional | Medical Assistant | Office Coordinator | Office Staff | Orthodontic Assistant | Paraprofessional | Patients Services Coordinator | Physical Therapy Aide | Physical Therapy Technician | Ramsey Student Center Manager of Strength and Conditioning | Scribe/Medical Assistant

Possible Job Titles for UGA Exercise and Sport Science Majors

Aerobic Instructor | Assistant Athletic Trainer | Assistant Wellness Director | Cardiac Therapist | Cardiopulmonary Exercise Technician | Clinical Research Associate | Coach | Coordinator of Client Services | Director of Health & Rehab | Director of Sports Medicine | Exercise Physiologist | Exercise Professional | Exercise Specialist | Fitness Associate | Fitness Specialist | Health Club Manager | Health Coordinator | Health Management Assistant | Kinesiotherapists | Lab Technician | Occupational Therapist Aide | Personal Trainer | Personal Trainer Assistant | Pharmaceutical Sales Representative | Physical Fitness Specialist | Physical Therapy Aide | Regional Medical Scientist | Sports Instructor | Strength & Conditioning Coordinator

Graduate/Professional Schools Attended by UGA Exercise and Sport Science Majors for the Class of 2016*

Antioch Center for Training and Sending | Armstrong State University | Athens Technical College | Auburn University | Augusta University | Duke University | Elon University | Emory University | Georgia State University | Georgia State University-Perimeter College | Hampton University | Mercer University | Middle Tennessee State University | Philadelphia College Of Osteopathic Medicine | South University | Texas A&M University | The Medical University of South Carolina | The University of Alabama at Birmingham | The University of Central Arkansas | The University of Delaware | The University of Georgia | The University of Kentucky | The University of Maryland - Baltimore | The University of North Georgia | The University of South Florida | Virginia Commonwealth University | Winston-Salem State University

UGA Exercise and Sport Science Career Outcomes for the Class of 2016*

** Includes Self-Employed

*Source: Areas above marked with an Asterisk (*) have been created utilizing data taken from the UGA Career Outcomes Survey. The "Employers Hiring ..., Job Titles of ..., Career Outcomes for ..., and Graduate Schools Attended By ..." information listed above represent UGA Graduates. The lists are not exhaustive and therefore do not represent all potential career options. Click here for more detailed Career Outcomes information regarding this major.

Campus Resources

The Department of Kinesiology Rho Tau- The University of Georgia’s Pre-Physical Therapy Student Organization Omega Tau- The University of Georgia’s Pre-Occupational Therapy Student Organization Email: Sports Medicine Club Email: Pre-Physician Assistant Club Email: To find additional clubs and organizations, go to the Center for Student Organizations at- Connect with your Career Consultant ;

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