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  • Exercise and Sport Science CareersMike RamseyDepartment of Kinesiology, Leisure, and Sport ScienceETSU

  • Exercise and Sport ScienceExercise Science: Application of scientific principles to better understand and improve the outcomes of exerciseSport Science:Application of scientific principles to better understand and improve sports performance

  • Exercise and Sport ScienceMajor Areas of StudyCardiorespiratory PhysiologyAging/atherosclerosisSpace flight/microgravityDiabetesSports performanceNeuromuscular PhysiologyAging/sarcopeniaSports performanceBone PhysiologyAging/osteoporosisSpace flight/microgravityBiomechanicsErgonomicsSports performance

  • Exercise and Sport ScienceWhy is this important?Many of the leading causes of death are related to lifestyle (chronic diseases).Heart DiseaseCancerStrokeChronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (emphysema)All of the above related to smoking!Lifestyle changes include:Physical ActivityDietSleepStress reductionSmoking cessation

  • Exercise and Sport ScienceMajor career paths:Fitness/Wellness (40%*)CorporateHospitalUniversityCardiac Rehabilitation (5%*)Physical/Occupational Therapy (50%*)Strength/Conditioning Coach (5%*)

    *% of Exercise Science majors going into field from our program at ETSU

  • Exercise and Sport ScienceCorporate Fitness/Wellness (University)The main goal: save $$$Jobs: Administrators, exercise specialist, fitness instructors, nutritionistDuties:Increase activity levels, educate, reduce time-off due to injury or illnessWhere:Nation wide (Health and Fitness Corp)Eastman, 3M, ChevronTexaco, DaimlerChrysler, FedEx, Ford Motor Company, General Electric, General Motors, Hewlett-Packard, Johnson & Johnson, Texas Instruments, and Verizon

  • Exercise and Sport ScienceHospital WellnessThe main goal: Improve health of patients, employees, and community, save $$$Jobs: Administrators, exercise specialists, fitness instructors, nutritionistsDuties:Increase activity levels, educateWhere:Nation wide Most major hospitals will have a wellness program

  • Exercise and Sport ScienceSalaries:Corporate Fitness/Wellness, University Fitness/Wellness and Hospital WellnessWellness Program Administrator$32,491 $67,836Exercise Specialist$27,669 $43,183Fitness Instructor$26,461 $75,596Personal Trainer$22,737 - $66,008Nuritionist$37,558 - $53,186

  • Exercise and Sport ScienceCardiac RehabilitationThe main goal: Improve survival from cardiovascular diseasesJobs: Administrators, exercise specialistsDuties:Administer exercise stress tests to patientsSupervise inpatient and outpatient exercise programsWhere:Nation wide Most hospitals will have a cardiac rehab program Salary: $24,583 - $46,810

  • Exercise and Sport SciencePhysical/Occupational TherapyThe main goal: Improve mobility and quality of life of patientsJobs: Physical Therapists ($51,100 - $67,168)Physical Therapy Assistants ($32,716 - $43,785)Duties:Diagnosis and treatmentWhere:Nation wide Most cities will have a multiple physical therapy clinics

  • Exercise and Sport ScienceStrength/Conditioning CoachThe main goal: Improve athletic performance and reduce potential for injuryJobs: Head Strength Coach ($26,351 - $64,642)Assistant Strength Coach ($22,485 - $43,973)Duties:Create and administer conditioning programsWhere:Nation wide Most colleges and universities will have a strength and conditioning program

  • Exercise and Sport ScienceAt ETSUOnly program in the country with a direct relationship with the intercollegiate athletics programMike and Meg StoneSPECLab

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  • Exercise and Sport ScienceThanks to:Dr. Mike StoneCoach Meg StoneGrad Students:Ann KinserJon KellerJenna KraskaDaniel Duckworth

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  • Exercise and Sport ScienceThank you very much for your time

    Any questions?

    Presentation and program info available at:http://www.etsu.edu/coe/pexs/ExScience.htmhttp://faculty.etsu.edu/ramseym/


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