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Careers in Kinesiology

A degree in kinesiology can open up a number of career opportunities in the fields of physical education, fitness, and healthcare.

Those with an associate's degree may find jobs as athletic trainers, fitness instructors, personal trainers or massage therapists. Those with a bachelor's degree or higher may become physical education teachers, exercise physiologists, or athletics coaches. Kinesiology professionals may also work at indoor and outdoor recreation centers or studios, performing duties to lead, instruct, and motivate individuals or groups in exercise activities.

In healthcare settings, kinesiology majors may help patients regain movement and manage pain after injuries and illnesses under the supervision of physical therapists.

Applied pressure to manipulate the body's soft tissues and joints is one technique that kinesiology majors may use to help patients recover from injuries and illnesses.

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Kinesiology Career Profiles

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Last Updated: 4/8/24