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The College of Health and Human Performance
Department of Kinesiology


Enhancing Employability

Certifications through various organizations (American College of Sports Medicine, American Heart Association, American Lung Association, International Association of Fitness Professionals) can enhance the student's marketability. Volunteer and internship experiences in clinical and corporate settings will also enhance one's chances of getting a job.

Certifications Available:

  • American College of Sports Medicine: Exercise Leader and/or Health Fitness Specialist
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Personal Trainer

Skills to Develop:

  • computer applications
  • public speaking
  • quantitative and statistical analysis techniques

Strategies for Contacting Employers:

  • attend state, regional, and national conferences
  • volunteer to work in hospitals, PT clinics, and exercise physiology labs