Concordia’s Exercise Science programs (Kinesiology and Clinical Exercise Physiology and Athletic Therapy) give you the professional knowledge and skills to interpret, apply and conduct health science research that focuses on health and fitness. Our students study a range of people, from individuals suffering from chronic disease to elite athletes and they learn to assess, evaluate and design programs that can maintain and improve health, fitness and athletic performance.
As a student in Exercise Science, you will have the opportunity to develop a wide range of skills, some of which are listed below. Your transferrable skills can be applied to many different jobs and situations that go beyond your field of study.
Assess human movement, performance and function in healthy and clinical populations
Assess, evaluate and design programs that can maintain and improve health, fitness and athletic performance
Conduct workplace assessment to reduce the risk of employee injury
Create, plan and implement a variety of fitness activities and programs for diverse populations
Develop rehabilitation programs for people with various chronic diseases (cardiac, pulmonary, metabolic, oncologic, renal, etc.) and clients with injuries
Interpret, apply and conduct health science research
Promote healthy lifestyles to enhance quality of life
Understand the science behind human exercise, health and physical activity
Communicate ideas clearly by listening carefully and responding comprehensively
Read critically and write persuasively
Explain complex concepts and ideas to others effectively
Write reports and essay
Manage tasks and meet deadlines
Work under pressure
Influence and persuade
Make decisions and use sound judgement
Give and receive feedback
Interact with others and build professional relationships
Observe and interpret data
Analyze and evaluate conflicting information to make a good judgement or conclusion
Understand complex problems and identify solutions
Potential work settings
Below are examples of work settings where you can gain experience and develop your skills in your field of study.
Corporate wellness programs
Cruise ships & resorts
Government (federal, provincial, and municipal)
Health & fitness clubs
Health care services
Hospital therapeutic units
Municipal and national parks
Personal training centers
Public health services
Research & development
Senior citizens’ residences
Sporting goods companies
Sports & athletics programs
Société de l'assurance automobile du Québec
Career Possibilities – Bachelor degree
Please note that many positions listed below may require related extra-curricular activities, volunteer or work experience.
Explore the types of jobs for each industry and find out about required skills, education level and salary ranges in Canada:
Occupation - Government of Canada Job Bank: Find out about job prospects, wages and skills for specific job titles. You can use the job titles listed in the Career Possibilities – Bachelor degree and Career Possibilities – Beyond the bachelor degree for your search.
To get help with your career exploration and goal setting, book an appointment with a career counsellor. For job search tips on finding the job you want, book an appointment with a career advisor.
To book an appointment with either professional, please call 514-848-2424 ext. 7345
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Networking and professional associations
Connect with professionals in the field and professional associations to find out what a day in your career of choice looks like. Professional associations websites also provide useful career descriptions and job hunting tips, and sometimes list job openings and potential employers. You can also attend one of our career workshops, career fairs or career panels to get a head start.