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Career Opportunities

The undergraduate Exercise Physiology curriculum (Degree Pathway) at UMass Lowell has a strong foundation in the sciences and meets all general education requirements of the university.

Where do Exercise Physiologists work?

  • Corporate or private fitness settings
  • Strength and conditioning settings
  • Research facilities
  • Clinical settings caring for patients with cardiac, pulmonary and metabolic conditions.

What are advancement options after graduation?

  • Pursue graduate study in Exercise Physiology
    • Advanced degrees in EP (Master’s, Doctorate) prepare individuals for positions as Exercise Specialists or Exercise Program Directors
    • Specializations and certifications through the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) or the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA)
    • Research or teaching positions (PhD level)
  • Pursue graduate study in Physical Therapy
    • Graduates of the exercise physiology program meet all the necessary requirements for application to the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program (DPT) at the University of Massachusetts Lowell or other accredited PT programs.
  • Pursue graduate study in other health professions
    • Chiropractic
    • Ergonomics
    • Medicine
    • Nursing
    • Occupational Therapy
    • Physician’s Assistant
    • Sports Nutrition
    • Sports Performance