What They Do:

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, “Exercise physiologists develop fitness and exercise programs that help patients recover from chronic diseases and improve cardiovascular function, body composition, and flexibility.”



Most exercise physiologists earn a bachelor’s degree.


What They Make:

The 2019 median pay was $49,170 per year.


Where They Work:

Exercise physiologists may be self-employed, work in physicians’ offices or hospitals.


Career Outlook:

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, “Employment of exercise physiologists is projected to grow 11 percent from 2019 to 2029, faster than the average for all occupations.”





Updated  February 2021