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1 Exercise and Sport Science Careers Mike Ramsey Department of Kinesiology, Leisure, and Sport Science ETSU

2 Exercise and Sport Science Exercise Science: –Application of scientific principles to better understand and improve the outcomes of exercise Sport Science: –Application of scientific principles to better understand and improve sports performance

3 Exercise and Sport Science Major Areas of Study –Cardiorespiratory Physiology Aging/atherosclerosis Space flight/microgravity Diabetes Sports performance –Neuromuscular Physiology Aging/sarcopenia Sports performance –Bone Physiology Aging/osteoporosis Space flight/microgravity –Biomechanics Ergonomics Sports performance

4 Exercise and Sport Science Why is this important? –Many of the leading causes of death are related to lifestyle (chronic diseases). 1.Heart Disease 2.Cancer 3.Stroke 4.Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (emphysema) –All of the above related to smoking! –Lifestyle changes include: Physical Activity Diet Sleep Stress reduction Smoking cessation

5 Exercise and Sport Science Major career paths: –Fitness/Wellness (40%*) Corporate Hospital University –Cardiac Rehabilitation (5%*) –Physical/Occupational Therapy (50%*) –Strength/Conditioning Coach (5%*) *% of Exercise Science majors going into field from our program at ETSU

6 Exercise and Sport Science Corporate Fitness/Wellness (University) –The main goal: save $$$ –Jobs: Administrators, exercise specialist, fitness instructors, nutritionist –Duties: Increase activity levels, educate, reduce time-off due to injury or illness –Where: 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

7 Exercise and Sport Science Hospital Wellness –The main goal: Improve health of patients, employees, and community, save $$$ –Jobs: Administrators, exercise specialists, fitness instructors, nutritionists –Duties: Increase activity levels, educate –Where: Nation wide –Most major hospitals will have a wellness program

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

9 Exercise and Sport Science Cardiac Rehabilitation –The main goal: Improve survival from cardiovascular diseases –Jobs: Administrators, exercise specialists –Duties: Administer exercise stress tests to patients Supervise inpatient and outpatient exercise programs –Where: Nation wide –Most hospitals will have a cardiac rehab program –Salary: $24,583 - $46,810

10 Exercise and Sport Science Physical/Occupational Therapy –The main goal: Improve mobility and quality of life of patients –Jobs: Physical Therapists ($51,100 - $67,168) Physical Therapy Assistants ($32,716 - $43,785) –Duties: Diagnosis and treatment –Where: Nation wide –Most cities will have a multiple physical therapy clinics

11 Exercise and Sport Science Strength/Conditioning Coach –The main goal: Improve athletic performance and reduce potential for injury –Jobs: Head Strength Coach ($26,351 - $64,642) Assistant Strength Coach ($22,485 - $43,973) –Duties: Create and administer conditioning programs –Where: Nation wide –Most colleges and universities will have a strength and conditioning program

12 Exercise and Sport Science At ETSU –Only program in the country with a direct relationship with the intercollegiate athletics program Mike and Meg Stone SPEC Lab

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17 Exercise and Sport Science Thanks to: –Dr. Mike Stone –Coach Meg Stone –Grad Students: Ann Kinser Jon Keller Jenna Kraska Daniel Duckworth Regional salary info from salary.com

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19 Exercise and Sport Science Thank you very much for your time Any questions? Presentation and program info available at: –http://www.etsu.edu/coe/pexs/ExScience.htmhttp://www.etsu.edu/coe/pexs/ExScience.htm –http://faculty.etsu.edu/ramseym/http://faculty.etsu.edu/ramseym/


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