Numerous options are open to students with an Exercise Science major in the Health and Exercise Science Department. Graduates have a variety of career options to pursue in healthcare, exercise science, human performance, and health education and promotion careers.

Here's how Luther Health and Exercise Science Department graduates are employed:

  • Athletic coach
  • Athletic director
  • Athletic trainer
  • Biomechanist
  • Chiropractor
  • Community Health Worker
  • Dance instructor
  • Exercise Physiologist
  • Fitness Instructor
  • Fitness Center Manager
  • Healthcare Administrator
  • Health Education Specialist
  • Health Insurance Agent
  • Health Promotion Coordinator
  • Health & Wellness Coach
  • Health & Wellness Director
  • Health Teacher
  • Kinesiologist
  • Nutritionist/Dietician
  • Occupational therapist
  • Personal Trainer
  • Perfusionist
  • Physical therapist
  • Physician Assistant
  • Prevention Specialist
  • Recreation Director
  • Recreation Therapist
  • Researcher
  • Strength & Conditioning Specialist
Jason Engelken '12






"The education I received at Luther was critical in my preparation for becoming a physical therapist.The relationships I made with classmates and the ability to connect and work hands on with my instructors allowed me to mature as a future member of the healthcare team. My knowledge of the anatomy and ability to communicate with athletes allowed me to seamlessly transition into the physical therapy curriculum and clinical rotations. Thank you to all of the current and past members of the Luther College Athletic Training program for making my time there so memorable."

—Jason Engelken, Physical Therapist
Winneshiek Medical Center, Decorah