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Bachelor of Science (BS) in Health Sciences

Career Opportunities

Students earning a degree in Health Sciences have many opportunities available to them.

Professional Certification Opportunities

American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

  • Certified Personal Trainer
    - Many professionals who hold this certification work in public or medical facilities that offer organized programs for healthy people or for people with mild, controlled health conditions such as arthritis
  • Health/Fitness Instructor
    - Most professionals who hold this certification work in programs that are offered through medical facilities with people who have low risk medical conditions or controlled disease such as outpatient cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation or diabetes programs.

Graduate Education Oppotunities

  • Allied Health Graduate Programs
    - Physical Therapy School (PT) 
    - Occupational Therapy School (OT) 
    - Entry Level Graduate programs in Athletic Training (ATC) 
    - Orthotics and Prosthetics Programs (CO or CP)
  • Health Promotion or Public Health Programs (MA, MS, or PhD)
  • Exercise Physiology or Biomechanics Programs (MS or PhD)
  • Medical Graduate Programs (Physiologic Science Track only)
    - Medical School (MD)
    - Osteopathic Medical School (DO) 
    - Chiropractic School (DC)
    - Optometry School (OD) 
    - Physician Assistant School (PA-C) 
    - Dental School (DDS or DMD)

National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA)

  • Certified Personal Trainer (NSCA-CPT)
    - Many professionals  who hold this certification work in or start small businesses in fitness and health
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)
    - Most professionals who hold this certification work in high school, collegiate or professional athletics.
    - Some professionals work in public/retail fitness and health as facility managers responsible for the design and implementation of the facility’s programs

Non-Certification Opportunities

  • Advanced coaching opportunities
  • Activities director/fitness director at recreation facilities or camps
  • Medical or Biomedical equipment representative/sales
  • Exercise equipment representative/sales
  • Pharmaceutical product representative/sales

Student and professor in lab teaching stretch technique

Contact Us

Department of Rehabilitation Sciences
3202 Eden Avenue
PO Box 670394
French East Building
Cincinnati, OH 45267-0394
Phone: 513-558-7477
Fax: 513-558-7474
Email: rehabsci@ucmail.uc.edu

 

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