Exercise Science Technology

Exercise Science Technology Fundamentals

Exercise science is the study of how physical activity and the mental aspects of the human body work together to improve the body physically. The exercise science technology field focuses on the knowledge and skills necessary to increase the health and wellness of individuals, and to work in commercial, community, corporate, and clinical settings. Professionals in exercise science technology include fitness workers such as trainers and wellness coaches.

Visit the Wayne College Exercise Science Technology Program online for more information.

Our Faculty

  • are innovative and interactive
  • use multimedia technology to enhance classroom learning

Akron Advantage

Wayne College is a regional campus of The University of Akron, and offers the first two years of general bachelor’s degree courses for students who plan to complete their degrees at the Akron campus or at another four-year university. The general education transfer program also leads to the associate of arts degree or the associate of science degree.

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Exercise Science Technology

Contact: Dr. John Roncone

Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities 

A degree in Exercise Science Technology paves the way to a variety of career choices:

  • Fitness Workers
  • Wellness Coaches
  • Fitness Trainers
  • Other fitness paraprofessional positions
  • Commercial settings such as for-profit, commercially run, health-fitness facilities
  • Community settings such as organizations and agencies with public parks and recreation agencies, schools and universities, hotels, country clubs, and residential health-fitness developments
  • Corporate settings, such as in-house, health-fitness facilities and services found in large and small businesses
  • Clinical settings, such as hospital-based health fitness facilities in areas of physical therapy, sports medicine and cardiac rehabilitation

Career Outlook 

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, jobs in fitness, including those for which this degree will prepare students, is projected to grow 8 percent in the United States from 2014-2024, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Annual mean wage of fitness trainers and instructors in Ohio, as of May 2015, was $24,130 - $32,110.

(Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-2017)

Wayne College Career Services

Career Services creates links among students, alumni and local professionals. You will have access to: 

  • career-planning assistance
  • job search resources
  • computer stations for resume writing and employment research