If you have a passion for healthy living and physical activity, why not promote public wellness and physical education by training to be a coach, teacher, personal trainer, health facility manager, or recreation director. Or you can prepare for graduate study in physical or occupational therapy, exercise physiology, or sports medicine. Small class sizes mean lots of hands-on, active learning with professors who take a personal interest in their students’ well being and success.
A degree from the Kinesiology department prepares you for work in a hospital, school, fitness center, or gymnasium. It also serves as preparation for graduate education in physical or occupational therapy, exercise physiology, or sports medicine. Additional certifications offered in connection with degrees in the Kinesiology department increase employment opportunities.
Sample Job Titles
- Physical Therapist
- Exercise Physiologist
- Recreational Director
- Athletic Administrator
- Fitness Specialist
Expected employment growth of physical therapists 2010 to 2020