Exercise Physiology

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There are many aspects of being an exercise physiology major. The field of exercise physiology has always interested me, but I was never sure about what career path I would choose. This year has really given me a better understanding of what path I would like to pursue. I really wanted to be an occupational therapist, but shortly after decided that I wanted to be a physical therapist. According to Writing, the annual salary for a physical therapist is in a range from $70,000-$100,000 (2010). I wanted a career that would keep me stable financially and this had that benefit. I also thought since I enjoy interacting with the public and seemed to have an interest in the rehabilitation process that this would be a perfect fit for me. However, this year I finally discovered that I did not want to do either of these careers. I want to attend graduate school and obtain a masters degree in exercise physiology or kinesiology. I came to this conclusion after taking advice from my professors. I realized that this career path offered many benefits like summers, weekends, and holidays off from school. After I obtain a masters degree in either exercise physiology or kinesiology, I would like to obtain my doctorate degree. I would like to obtain this degree to expand my knowledge of these fields and an increase in salary is always an advantage. I really admire the professors I have here at the university and they have inspired me to choose this career path. My main goal is to teach at a university and help students decide what it is that they want to do when they graduate with that exercise physiology degree. I have done research and most master’s degree programs for exercise physiology and kinesiology are two years. Besides the career path that I chose for the field of exercise physiology, there are many professional organizations that are very important to the field. The first organization is the ASEP (American Society of Exercise Physiologists). The ASEP is a professional...
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