Career Information

Jobs in which Exercise Physiology and Health Promotion can be utilized are numerous. While many of our HES graduates have gone on to graduate studies in various disciplines including physical and occupational therapy, medicine and dentistry, health promotion, and athletic training, many graduates also find rewarding employment as fitness instructors, personal trainers, sports directors, strength and conditioning coaches and recreational therapists. Practitioners are involved in health promotion, rehabilitation, ergonomics, disability management, health and safety, and health research.


Contacts in Health and Exercise Science Related Fields

Below is a list of professionals working in various Health and Exercise Science related fields. If you have specific questions related to these industries, please feel free to contact these individuals. 

Athletic Training
Alex Brown,
OU Athletic Trainer - Basketball

Scott Anderson,
OU Athletic Trainer - Football
Dr. Allen Knehans,
OU Health Sciences Center

Tiffany Byrd,
OU Athletics Sports Nutritionist

Dr. Brock Schnebel,
McBride Hospital
Personal Training

Chat Williams,
Oklahoma Strength
and Conditioning Productions
Physical Therapy

Bridgit Finley,
Physical Therapy Central
Sports Performance

Lance Walker,
Michael Johnson Performance Center


Careers of Recent Grads

  • Account Executive
  • Aquatic Director
  • Assistant Director, Chesapeake Energy Fitness Center
  • Assistant Marketing Director, Excel Therapy Specialists, LLC
  • Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach
  • Athletic Coach
  • Athletic Trainer
  • Clinical Director
  • Community Assessment and Evaluation Specialist
  • Community Epidemiology and Evaluation in the Community and Family Health Service
  • Contracts Manager, Goodwill Industries
  • Corporate Wellness Consultant, Baylor University
  • Coordinator, Coordinated Approach to Child Health (CATCH)
  • Dental Hygienist 
  • Dentist
  • Dietitian
  • Director of Contracts
  • Director of Student Affairs, OU-Tulsa
  • Doctor of Osteopathy
  • Educational Leadership Consultant
  • Emergency Room Secretary
  • Emergency Vehicle Operator/EMT, Norman Regional Hospital
  • Evaluation Coordinator, Center for the Advancement of Wellness, OK State Department of Health
  • Evaluator, OU College of Public Health, Biostatistics and Epidemiology Department
  • Fitness Instructor
  • Fitness Manager
  • Fitness Specialist
  • Health and Wellness Director, YMCA
  • Health and Wellness Coordinator 
  • Health Educator and Wellness Coach
  • Health Specialist
  • Health Unit Coordinator 
  • Insurance Agent, State Farm Agency
  • Land Tech
  • Learning Specialist
  • Manager of Strategic Initiatives
  • Medical Assistant
  • Medical Operations Officer
  • Medical Scribe
  • National Trainer (USA)
  • Nuclear Medicine Technologist
  • Nurse
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Operations Assistant
  • Performance Coach
  • Personal Trainer 
  • Pharmaceutical sales
  • Physical Activity Consultant, Center for the Advancement of Wellness, OK State Department of Health
  • Physical Therapist
  • Physical Therapy Aide
  • Physical Therapy Tech
  • Physician
  • Physician Associate
  • Physician Recruiter
  • Prevention Education Specialist Professor, Exercise and Rehabilitative Science, TX Wesleyan University
  • Program Coordinator, Devon Energy and Cooper Aerobics 
  • Program director, Post Rehab Exercise
  • Program Evaluator, REACH US
  • Project Manager, Liver Research Unit, Australia National University Medical School
  • Publicist
  • Respiratory Therapist 
  • Sales Representative, Professional/College Teams, Cybex International
  • Senior Project Assistant
  • Strength & Conditioning Specialist
  • Surgical Neurological Monitoring Technologist
  • Teacher
  • Trainer/Kick Boxing Instructor
  • Travel Therapy Staffing, Founder
  • Tutoring Coordinator, Big 12 Athletic Program
  • Wellness Tech