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Exercise Physiologists

Overview

Exercise is not just for the young and healthy. Today, it is prescribed as a way to help people recover from chronic illness, surgery, and injury and avoid illness in the first place. Exercise physiologists use their knowledge and training of exercise science to help patients reach optimum health, mobility, and confidence. They work in clinical settings such as hospitals, nursing homes, and rehabilitation centers. Exercise physiologists may also be employed by sports-related businesses such as health and fitness clubs or athletic training facilities and camps. Some choose to work in academia. Approximately 6,620 exercise physiologists are employed in the United States. They are sometimes called kinesiotherapists.

Salary Range

$25,000 to $75,000

Minimum Education Level

Bachelor's Degree

Certification/License

Recommended

Outlook

Faster than the Average
Personality Traits

Athletic

Helpful

Outgoing

Career Ladder
Manager, or Consultant, or College Professor

Exercise Physiologist

Assistant to Program Director or Physical Therapy Assistant