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The College of Health and Human Performance
Department of Kinesiology


Enhancing Employability

Certifications through various organizations can enhance the student's marketability. Volunteer and internship experiences in clinical and corporate settings, as well as developing certain skills, will also enhance one's chances of getting a job.


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

Skills to Develop

  • computer application techniques
  • public speaking
  • statistical analysis techniques

Strategies for Contacting Employers

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