Exercise Science Major FAQs


What skills and abilities do I need to excel in this major? 

  • Have an interest in fitness and wellness.
  • Enjoy and excel at the biological sciences.
  • Have the ability to work well with others.
  • Possess interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Want to stay current in trends related to health and exercise.

What skills can I expect to develop through this major?  

  • Anthropometry
  • Cardiorespiratory health and fitness
  • Muscular strength and endurance
  • Data analysis
  • Functional testing
  • Dietary analysis
  • Maximal power testing
  • Clinical exercise testing
  • Anaerobic and performance tests

Such skills are central to professional practice in health, fitness and sports settings.

What opportunities are there for internships and practica in this major? 

  • Advanced Rehabilitation
  • Area Agency on Aging
  • AT&T
  • Chick-fil-A Corporate Wellness
  • Coca-Cola Company
  • Fairview Park Hospital
  • Floyd Medical Center Rehabilitation
  • Ford Motor Company
  • Georgia-Pacific Corporation
  • Gold’s Gym
  • Health Place
  • Health Place Cardiac Rehabilitation Center
  • Home Depot, Inc.
  • Kimberly Clark Corporation
  • Piedmont Hospital
  • Redmond Regional Medical Center
  • Rome Club Fitness
  • Rome Health Spa
  • The Vitality Center
  • U.S. Penitentiary, Atlanta
  • Wright Solutions Physical Therapy
  • YMCA

What are some possible entry-level careers with a major in this field? 

  • Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Fitness Consultant for government agencies
  • Fitness equipment sales/service
  • Health/fitness club instructor or manager
  • Health/fitness manager or director
  • Personal health and fitness consultant
  • Pharmaceutical sales representative
  • Recreation coordinator
  • Senior Center Wellness
  • Strength/conditioning coach or trainer
  • YMCA

What are some Berry graduates in this major doing? 

  • Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Coaching
  • Corporate Fitness
  • Medical Doctor
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Training and Conditioning Specialist
  • University Professor
  • YMCA