According to the University of Arkansas's Department of Exercise Science, the "undergraduate degree prepares students for a variety of career options, including teaching physical education, coaching, analyzing and prescribing fitness programs, athletic training, or preparation for professional programs in allied health." The Master of Science degree "prepares students for careers as ACSM certified fitness directors, clinical directors of a hospital or clinical based program which performs rehabilitative services in the realm of movement for people with disabilities."

Activities Director, ResortAdventure Tour LeaderAgent
Aquatics Program CoordinatorAthletic TrainerChiropractor
Clinical Exercise SpecialistCollege CoachCommunity Health Worker
Corporate Wellness ConsultantDietitian and NutritionistDirector of Ticket Sales
Exercise PhysiologistFitness and Wellness CoordinatorFitness Club Administrator
Fitness Trainers and Aerobics InstructorFitness Technology ConsultantFund Raiser, Pro Sports
Geriatric Recreational Activities CoordinatorHealth EducatorHealth Club Manager
Intermural Sports DirectorMassage TherapistOccupational Therapist
Outdoor Recreation DirectorPark AdministratorPark District Program Coordinator
Personal TrainerPhysical Education TeacherPhysical Therapist
Pilates InstructorProfessional Assistant CoachProfessional Head Coach
Public School CoachRecreation and Fitness Students Teacher, PostsecondaryRecreational Therapist
Rehabilitative CounselorSportswriterSports Counselor
Sports Massage TherapistSports Medicine PhysicianSports Officiator
Sports PhotographerSports Program SupervisorStadium Manager
Strength and Conditioning CoachSummer Camp AdministratorTravel Organizer, Pro Team
Therapy Pool ManagerWeight Training InstructorYoga Instructor
Oral Communication SkillsWritten Communication Skills
Collecting and Analyzing DataOrganizational Skills
Physical StaminaLeadership Skills
Problem-solving SkillsInterpersonal Skills
PatienceAttention to Detail