Career Options with MS in Kinesiology/Sport and Exercise Science

Typically, graduates of the MS in Kinesiology/Sport and Exercise Science at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi pursue career paths that include the following: 

  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialists® (CSCS®) are professionals who apply scientific knowledge to train athletes for the primary goal of improving athletic performance at professional, college, high school, and private performance facilities. 

  • Certified Performance and Sport Scientists® (CPSS®) specializes in the application of scientific processes to improve individual and team athletic performance and decrease injury risk at professional, college, high school, and private performance facilities. 

  • Tactical Strength and Conditioning Facilitators® (TSAC-F®) apply scientific knowledge to physically train military, fire and rescue, law enforcement, protective services, and other emergency personnel to improve performance, promote wellness, and decrease injury risk. 

  • NSCA-Certified Personal Trainers (NSCA-CPT®) and ACSM Certified Personal Trainers® (ACSM-CPT®) are health/fitness professionals who, using an individualized approach, assess, motivate, educate and train clients regarding their personal health and fitness needs.  

  • ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist® (ACSM-EP) has a bachelor’s degree or higher in exercise science and works with healthy clients and those with medically controlled conditions to establish safe, healthy and effective exercise and lifestyle behaviors. 

  • Certified Clinical Exercise Physiologist® (ACSM-CEP) holds a bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification in exercise science with 1,200 hours of hands-on experience or a master’s degree in clinical exercise physiology and 600 hours of clinical experience. ACSM-CEPs use prescribed exercise and basic health behavior interventions to assist clients with chronic diseases or conditions. 

  • Sport coaches at professional, college, high school, and private institutions. 

  • Doctoral programs in kinesiology (PH.D.), physical therapy (DPT), occupational therapy (OTD), medicine (MD), osteopathic medicine (DO), chiropractic medicine (DC), and physician assistant (PA).