Exercise Science Major Skills

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Here's a list of the skills that employers seek when hiring Exercise Science majors. Skills vary by job, so also review these skills lists for a variety of different occupations.

Highlight the skills you acquired during your studies, internships and jobs held during college in your cover letters, resume and job applications.

Exercise Science Major Skills

A – D

  • Ability to Operate Fitness Tools and Equipment
  • Active Listening
  • Administer Fitness Assessments
  • Analyzing Data Generated through Exercise Science Research 
  • Applying Principles of Chemistry and Nutrition to Evaluations
  • Assessing the Physical Conditioning of Others
  • Attention to Detail
  • Coaching Athletes
  • Conducting Health Risk Appraisals
  • Conforming to Deadlines
  • Critical Thinking
  • Critiquing Presentations
  • Customer Service
  • Decision Making
  • Delivering Presentations  
  • Developing Hypotheses for Scientific Research
  • Developing Routines to Enhance the Performance of Athletes

E - O

  • Empathy for Individuals in Poor Physical Condition
  • Evaluating Existing Health Promotion Programs
  • Evaluating the Validity/Reliability of Exercise Science Research
  • Exercise Principles
  • Exercise Testing
  • Facilitating Group Discussion
  • Fitness Testing
  • Instructing Individuals Regarding Exercise Technique
  • Interviewing Individuals to Obtain Medical History
  • Leadership
  • Making Referrals to Appropriate Healthcare Professionals
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Word
  • Minimizing Risks to Students, Clients, Research Subjects
  • Modeling Physical Conditioning
  • Motivating Individuals to Adopt a Fitness Regimen
  • Multitasking
  • Observing Non Verbal Cues
  • Operating Laboratory Equipment

P - Z

  • Persuasive
  • Planning Wellness Programs
  • PowerPoint
  • Preparing Presentations
  • Presenting Research Findings to Groups
  • Processing Criticism Constructively
  • Providing Constructive Feedback
  • Selecting Methods to Test Hypotheses
  • Spatial Relations
  • Statistics
  • Stress Management Techniques
  • Teaching Fitness Classes
  • Teamwork
  • Time Management
  • Using Knowledge of Anatomy and Physiology when Recommending Exercise Routines 
  • Utilizing Knowledge of Body Mechanics
  • Writing Essays
  • Writing Lab Reports
  • Writing Scientific Research Reports

More Lists of Skills
Here’s a list of skills employers are looking for, including soft skills, general skills, and hard skills for a variety of different jobs.

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