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    Dear Netters,

    Thanks to all of you who replied to my request regarding job placement of
    undergraduate exercise science students.

    Can anybody out there tell me what kinds of jobs that graduates of your
    undergraduate exercise science programs have obtained? We are just
    starting our program and would like this information for recruiting
    purposes. I will post responses. Thanks in advance.

    Sherry Folsom-Meek, Ph.D.

    Date: Mon, 07 Nov 1994 16:40:31 -0500 (EST)
    Subject: RE: Ex Sci Placement

    When I graduated in 1990, I joined the Association for Fitness in
    Business (AFB) placement service. They sent job listings out every
    month or so. They did not have a lot, but they did have job and
    internship info. I am not sure, but for some reason, I think the AFB
    may have changed its name since then. They are/were in Indianapolis, IN
    back in 1990 and 1991.

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    Date: Mon, 07 Nov 1994 16:47:49 -0500 (EST)
    From: Tibor Hortobagyi
    Subject: RE: Ex Sci Placement

    Would be very interested in the responses. Thanks in advance. T.

    Tibor Hortobagyi
    251 Sports Medicine Bldg.
    East Carolina University
    Greenville, NC 27858
    Phone (919) 328-4564
    Email: Hphortob at ecuvm1

    Date: Mon, 07 Nov 1994 17:05:33 -0500 (EST)
    Subject: RE: Ex Sci Placement
    To: HPMEEK@VAX1.Mankato.MSUS.EDU


    Most of our undergraduate Exercise Science graduates go on to some
    form of post graduate study before heading out into the job market. Those
    that do not, or that choose to work while working on their graduate degree
    typically find jobs in areas such as fitness testing, cardiac rehab.,
    athletic training, work hardening, marketing and sales of health/exercise
    products, fitness training, etc. We encourage the students within their
    undergrad program to specialize in one area (AT, Biomech., Exer. Phys., etc.).
    Usually, they are able to find someything that relates to their specialization.
    However, we tell them up front, that the best job opportunities are for
    those who continue beyond the BS degree into some type of graduate training.

    Chuck Armstrong
    Applied Biomechanics Lab
    University of Toledo

    Date: Wed, 09 Nov 1994 15:51:37 -0800 (PST)
    From: Michael Feltner
    Subject: RE: Ex Sci Placement


    The jobs that are graduates enter are very diverse. Over 50% of all
    graduates from our undergrad program at Pepperdine attend either a
    professional or graduate school. Professional schools include: Medical,
    Osteopathic Medical, Chiropractic Medicine, Physical Therapy, Occupational
    Therapy, Dentistry, Podiatry, and Nursing. The graduate programs tend to
    be in the exercise sciences and the students seem to be most interested
    in exercise physiology; however, we have had students pursue graduate
    studies in biomechanics, motor control, sports psychology and athletic
    training. A number of students also attend graduate school to get a
    Master's in education and a teaching credential in order to teach in the
    public schools. Most "jobs" are aides in fitness/rehab clinincs, as
    exercise assistants in local hospitals, or working in a physician's office
    as an aide. A number of graduates also work in fitness facilities as
    trainers and quite a few have been successful ($$) as personal trainers.
    (I'm not certain if personal training is a universal phenomenon or
    is unique to So. California). Hope this helps.

    Michael Feltner

    Dept. of Sports Medicine & Physical Ed.
    Pepperdine University
    Malibu, CA 90263 USA
    (Office) 310 456-4312
    (FAX) 310 456-4426

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    Sherry L. Folsom-Meek, Ph.D.
    Department of Human Performance
    Mankato State University
    MSU Box 28
    Mankato, MN 56002-8400
    email: HPMEEK@Vax1.Mankato.MSUS.Edu
    telephone: 1(507)389-2626 or 6313
    FAX: 1(507)389-6447
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