Pave the Way to a Health and Fitness Career
Our B.S. in Exercise Science with a Physical Therapy concentration track is your gateway to an exciting career in allied health. This program offers specialized courses tailored to prepare you for graduate-level programs in physical and occupational therapy, physician assistant studies, and more.
Why Choose Physical Therapy Concentration
If you're passionate about helping people recover from injuries, improve their mobility, or enhance their overall well-being, this track is the perfect fit. It provides the knowledge and skills needed for a variety of healthcare careers.
Graduates of this program can explore a wide range of rewarding careers, including:
- Physical Therapist (DPT): Diagnose and treat patients with physical injuries and conditions.
- Occupational Therapist (OT): Help patients regain independence in daily activities.
- Physician Assistant (PA): Work alongside physicians to provide healthcare services.
- Master of Public Health (MPH): Focus on public health and disease prevention.
- Athletic Trainer: Support athletes in injury prevention, evaluation, and rehabilitation.
- Clinical Exercise Physiologist: Design and implement exercise programs for individuals with chronic conditions.
- Rehabilitation Specialist: Assist individuals recovering from injuries or surgeries.
- Health and Wellness Coach: Promote healthy lifestyles and help clients achieve their fitness goals.
- Medical Sales Representative: Promote healthcare products and services.
- Community Health Educator: Educate communities on health and wellness topics.
- Strength and Conditioning Coach: Work with athletes to improve performance and prevent injuries.
- Corporate Wellness Coordinator: Manage wellness programs for employees.
- Research Assistant: Conduct research in healthcare or exercise science.
- Geriatric Exercise Specialist: Focus on fitness and rehabilitation for older adults.
- Cardiac Rehabilitation Specialist: Assist patients with heart conditions in regaining health.
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation Specialist: Specialize in musculoskeletal injuries and recovery.
- Pediatric Rehabilitation Specialist: Work with children and adolescents with special needs.
- Exercise Physiology Researcher: Conduct studies in exercise science and health.
- Health Promotion Specialist: Promote healthy behaviors in communities.
- Nonprofit Program Manager: Manage health-related programs for nonprofit organizations.
Ready to Make a Healthy Impact
If you're excited about a career in allied health and have questions about this program, reach out to us. We're here to help you thrive in the world of Exercise Science.
Begin your journey to a rewarding health and fitness career with the B.S. in Exercise Science and a Physical Therapy concentration track at UIS. Your future in allied health begins here, and we're here to support your journey every step of the way!