Careers In Kinesiology


Careers in Kinesiology

Exercise Science

Exercise Science is the study of the body's functional and physiological adaptations to movement.(source: American College of Sports Medicine). Career opportunities for individuals graduating with degrees in exercise science are numerous. Listed below are some of the common career opportunities available in Exercise Science.

Personal Training

Personal training is commonly known to be for private instruction. Personal trainers design a specialized exercise program based upon their client's health status and goals. Personal trainers can work out of a client's home or their place of employment or business.

Learn more about Personal Training Certification.

Graduate Education and Research

A bachelor's degree in exercise science provides a foundation for graduate study and specialization in:

  1. Exercise Physiology
  2. Bio mechanics
  3. Sport Psychology
  4. Motor Development
  5. Sport Sociology
  6. Recreation Administration
  7. Rehab Medicine

Education

With a bachelor's degree in exercise science, one can go on to become a physical education teacher or coach at the elementary through secondary levels of school. One must be certified in the state in which they are teaching to do so.

Additional Career Opportunities in Exercise Science Related Fields

Sports Teams/Athletic Departments

Coach Assistant athletic director
Athletic director Sports medicine specialist
Team physician Sports nutritionist
Strength/conditioning coach Community recreation specialist
Sports marketing

Hospital/Rehabilitation Clinics

Physical therapist Rehab specialist
Physician assistant Occupational therapist
Recreational therapist Registered nurse
Chiropractor Wellness specialist
Cardiac rehabilitation specialist Massage therapist
Biomechanist Recreation therapist
Activities director Occupational therapist

Health Clubs/Training Centers

Sports medicine specialist Injury prevention specialist
Risk assessment manager Recreational therapist
Exercise/Fitness instructor Exercise physiologist
Health/wellness educator Personal trainer

Administration/Education/Business

Teacher College/University professor
Researcher Department manager
Unit manager Training supervisor
Medical equipment/supply sales Medical researcher
Account executive, special-risk insurance Wellness program coordinator
Employee fitness/Wellness director Occupational physiologist

Public School Districts in Our Area

Aledo ISD Alvarado ISD Arlington ISD
Birdsville ISD Burleson ISD Carrollton -Farmers Branch
Castlebury ISD Cleburne ISD Crowley ISD
Dallas ISD Everman ISD Ft Worth ISD
Grandbury ISD Grandview ISD Grand Prairie ISD
Grapevine-Colleyville HEB ISD Irving ISD
Keller ISD Lewisville ISD Mansfield ISD
Richardson ISD White Settlement  

Contact Information

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Phone: 817-531-4950
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