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Interest Area: Physical Health/Athletics

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Below are sample lists of careers and majors commonly associated with Physical Health/Athletics. Please remember, many careers do not require a specific major; rather, employers are often more interested in the experiences you have had and the skills, interests, abilities, and strengths you have developed through these experiences that enhance your academic program. Use the links below to explore careers and majors.

If you need help organizing information, you may find the Majors Research Guide and/or Occupational Research Guide beneficial. The career coaches at the University Career Center are also available to help you explore your options. You can schedule an appointment online or by calling 785-864-3624.


Applied Behavioral Science


Community Health

Health and Physical Education

Human Biology

Exercise Science


Sport Management


Activities Director

Athletic Director

Athletic Trainer


Community Health Advisor

Community Relations Specialist

Compliance Officer

Concessions Manager

Corporate Wellness Instructor

Director of Intramural Sports

Director of Merchandising

Director of Promotions

Director of Recreation

Director of Recreation Services

Employee Fitness Director

Environmental Health Scientist


Equipment Manager

Exercise Physiologist

Exercise/Fitness Instructor

Family Advocate

Health Club/Training Center Manager

Health Educator/Counselor/Consultant

Health Policy Specialist

Health Promotions Specialist Coordinator

Health/Wellness Educator

Human Development Specialist

Injury Prevention Specialist


Outreach Coordinator

Product Development Specialist

Product Distributor

Professional Team Trainer

Program Coordinator

Public Health Aide/Educator

Public Relations Specialist

Recreation Coordinator

Recreational Therapist


Rehabilitative Specialist

Retail Manager

Scouting Agent

Sports Agent

Sports and Fitness Nutritionist

Sports and Fitness Program Coordinator

Sports Medicine Specialist

Sports Official

Stadium/Arena/Facilities Manager

Strength and Conditioning Coach

Student-Athlete Adviser

Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist

Ticket Sales Manager

Tournament Director

Training Director

Training Facility Manager

Treatment Specialist

Volunteer Coordinator

Wellness Coordinator

Wellness Program Coordinator

Wellness Program Director

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