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Exercise Science & Physical Education

A guide to library and internet resources in Exercise Science and Physical Education

Career Exploration in Exercise Science

There are a variety of sources you can access to explore careers in exercise science. Here are a few:

Occupational Outlook Handbook - The Bureau of Labor Statistics guide to career information including pay, education, training, outlook, and more.

O*NET Online - Career exploration tool providing details on education, outlook, training, wages and job openings.

Encyclopedia of Careers and Vocational Guidance - A handy five volume library reference set providing information on careers including earnings, work environment, education, outlook and online sources for further information. Located in the reference section on the second floor of the library.  

Ferguson's Career Center -  A one-stop resource for career research. Research specific careers (contains the same information from the Encyclopedia of Careers and Vocational Guidance), plan your education and get ready to launch your career. 

Career as a Personal Trainer - eBook that provides specific information on careers in personal training including history, education, skills, earnings, etc.

Careers in Physical Therapy: Sports Medicine - eBooks that provides specific information on careers in physical therapy including history, education, outlook, earnings, etc.

Professional Organizations for Exercise Science

Following are links to Professional Organizations related to fields in Exercise Science. Through these organizations you can find educational, networking and job opportunities along with information regarding conferences and meetings:

American Board of Physical Therapy Specialists (ABPTS)

American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)

American Physiological Society (APS)

National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA)

National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA)