Graduates of this concentration are prepared for entry-level positions in corporate fitness centers, health and wellness centers, private and public fitness centers, or positions as a wellness coach. This degree also prepares students for graduate work in healthcare management. Coursework is balanced between Health & Exercise Science studies and business management courses such as accounting and marketing.
Prospective medical and health services managers have a bachelor’s degree. Some facilities may also hire those with on-the-job experience in addition to formal education. For example, prospective managers who have also practiced as physical therapists may be hired to manage physical therapy practices.
According to the BLS, growth in this field will be approximately 23%, much faster than average for the 2012-22 time period. The median wage for this field is approximately $88,000 per year.
Career information adapted from:
- U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics. (2012). Occupational Outlook Handbook. Retrieved from http://www.bls.gov/ooh