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Examples of where alumni in your major are working

Companies:
New York State Department of Health
NOVA
Albany Medical Center

Titles:
Physical Therapist Aide
Wellness Ambassador
Safety, Health & Wellness Coordinator

Search for employers hiring graduates in your major

Employers in NY: 667
Employers in US: 13,443

 

Explore the numerous career fields related to your major

Leisure and Fitness

Areas

Programming
Management and Administration
Facilities/Equipment Management
Operations
Travel Planning
Event Planning
Instruction

Employers

Ski resorts
Tennis and golf clubs/resorts
Health and fitness clubs
Country clubs
Racquet clubs
Executive fitness centers
Major health spas
Hotels
Parks
Recreational facilities
Hospitality and travel industry
YMCA and YWCA
Related nonprofit organizations, e.g. Boys' and Girls' Clubs of America, Special Olympics
Sport related museums and attractions

Information/Strategies

Gain relevant experience through part-time or summer jobs or internships.
Work in campus recreation and fitness facilities.
Spend summers as an outdoor guide or tour guide.
Get involved in campus recreational organizations.
Volunteer to plan and lead outings or trips.
Maintain excellent personal fitness and athletic proficiency.
Develop strong communication skills and learn to work well with a variety of people.

Government

Areas

Employers

Centers for Disease Control
President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports
Center for Health Promotion and Education
Indian Health Service
Public Health Service
Consumer Product Safety Commission
National Institutes of Health
State Departments of Health
Department of Health and Human services
Office of Disease prevention and Health promotion
U.S. Armed Forces
Department of Veterans' Affairs
Peace Corps

Information/Strategies

Be familiar with government hiring processes.
Get involved in campus government and positions of leadership.
Obtain and complete internships.

Private and Non-private

Areas

Athletic Director
Athletic Trainer
Director of Intramurals and Recreation
Health/Fitness Instructor
Health Club Manager
Fitness Program Coordinator
Personal Trainer
Physical Therapist
Physical Education Director
Rehabilitation Therapist
Sports Information Director
Strength and Conditioning Coach

Employers

Athletic associations
High schools
Colleges and universities
Professional sports teams
Sporting goods companies
Sports medicine clinics
Country clubs and resorts
Rehabilitation clinics
Health and fitness clubs

Information/Strategies

Obtain and complete internships.
Seek out experiences to enhance your knowledge and skills in your area of interest.
Get involved with relevant campus clubs and organizations.

Graduate School Preparation

Areas

Physical Therapist
Occupational Therapist
Rehabilitation Therapist
Sports Management

Employers

Hospitals
Clinics

Information/Strategies

Research graduate programs.
Complete required prerequisite courses for graduate school entrance.
Study for graduate school entrance examinations and apply for admission.
Network with professionals and learn about their profession.

General information and strategies

  • Gain as much hands-on experience in the industry as possible through practica, internships, and volunteer positions. As a student, be willing to work for no pay in order to gain the necessary experience.
  • Once an area of interest is identified, find ways to gain experience and skills particular to that field.
  • Learn to work well on a team and learn how to get along with different personality types.
  • Demonstrate energy, enthusiasm, and a strong work ethic. Be prepared to work long and irregular hours, including weekends and holidays.
  • Join relevant professional associations; attend their conferences and read their journals.