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What Does an Exercise Physiologist Do?
Most college professors typically say something like the following. They are hired as:The short answer to the question is that exercise physiologists work in health promotion, fitness development, colleges and universities, clinical rehabilitation, and sport and athletic programs.
sports and wellness program instructors and directors; strength coaches for college, university and professional sports programs; teachers at institutions of higher learning (i.e., if they have a PhD); researchers in sports medicine and adult fitness programs; managers and exercise leaders in corporate wellness programs; instructors in health and fitness clubs; supervisiors of specialized health, fitness, wellness, or lifestyle programs in correctional services, police, fire, and emergency response organizations; fitness instructors in YMCAs, spa and resort centers; exercise specialists in cardiopulmonary rehabilitation programs; fitness directors and managers in the military (such as the airforce and army); exercise technologists in cardiology suites; and fitness instructors and supervisors at the state, regional, and national levels in sports and athletic programs including, sports management, sports psychology, sports biomechanics, and nutritional consultation.
You may also want to read the article in Professionalization of Exercise Physiologyonline that looks at what exercise physiologists do!