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. 



Class of 2019 Career Outcomes for Exercise and Sport Science*

** Includes Self-Employed

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: ugaomegatau@gmail.com

Sports Medicine Club Email: ugasportsmedicineclub@gmail.com

Pre-Physician Assistant Club Email: ugaprepaclub@gmail.com

To find additional clubs and organizations, go to the UGA Involvement Network.

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The information below represents employers and position titles from the Class of 2019 Career Outcomes Survey. To view historical Career Outcomes for this major, click here and select "Historical Data" from the navigation menu.

Employer Position Title(s)
Athens Heath and Fitness General Manager
Athens Orthopedic Clinic Physical Therapy Technician, Rehabilitation Technician
Athens Physical Therapy Clinical Technician
Athens Retina Center Intern
BenchMark Physical Therapy Physical Therapy Technician
Buckhead Facial Plastic Surgery Medical Assistant
Children's Medical Group Extender
City Year Corps Member
Dermatology Specialists of Florida Medical Assistant
Extra Special People, Inc. Summer Counselor
Floyd Medical Center Exercise Specialist
Fred's Historic Properties Construction Project Manager
Georgia College Advising Corps College Advisor
Houston Healthcare Rehabilitation Aide
Indegene Inside Pharmaceutical Sales Representative
Northside Hospital Gwinnett Rehabilitation Aide
Peachtree Orthopedics Athletic Trainer, Clinical Assistant
Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center Rehabilitation Aide
Resurgens Orthopaedics Physical Therapy Technician
Sports Medicine South Certified Athletic Trainer
The Citadel Resident Athletic Trainer
Triage Consulting Group Analyst
Ventura Orthopedics Physical Therapy Aide
* denotes no responses received.
*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/Professional Schools and Programs..." information listed above represent UGA Class of 2019 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.

GRADUATE/PROFESSIONAL SCHOOLS ATTENDED BY UGA Exercise and Sport Science - Bachelor's Degree MAJORS FOR THE CLASS OF 2019**

Graduate School Program(s)
Augusta University Medicine, MD; Not Specified, Not Specified; Nursing, Not Specified; Nursing (Clinical Nurse Leader), MSN-CNL; Occupational Therapy, MHSOT; Physical Therapy, DPT; Physician Assistant, MPA; Physician Assistant
Brenau University Physical Therapy, DPT; Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Medical Program, PBACC
Duke University Physical Therapy, DPT
Emmanuel College Non-Degree Seeking
Emory University Nursing, ABSN/MSN; Physical Therapy, DPT
Georgia Southern University Physical Therapy, DPT
Georgia State University Education, Degree Not Specified; Exercise Science, MS; Occupational Therapy, Degree Not Specified; Occupational Therapy, OTM; Physical Therapy, DPT
Kent State University Podiatric Medicine, DPM
Medical University of South Carolina Not Specified
Mercer University Physical Therapy, DPT; Physician Assistant, MMSc
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) Biomedical Sciences, MS
South University Anesthesia Science (Anestheiologist Assistant), MMSc; Physician Assistant, MS
Sullivan University Physician Assistant, MS
Texas State University Physical Therapy, DPT
The Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM) Osteopathic Medicine, DO
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro Kinesiology (Exercise Physiology), Degree Not Specified
Thomas Edison State University Not Specified
Touro College Health Sciences, Not Specified
University of Central Florida Medicine, MD
University of Colorado Physical Therapy, DPT
University of North Georgia Physical Therapy, DPT
University of Oregon Athletic Training, MS
University of South Carolina Advanced Athletic Training, MS
* denotes no responses received.