If you have an interest in sports, fitness, athletic training, or a health related field, kinesiology could be a great fit.
Here is just a sampling of possible career paths:
  • Athletic Coach

  • Athletic Trainer

  • Cardiac Rehabilitation Therapist

  • Cardiovascular Fitness Instructor

  • Chiropractor

  • Coach

  • Community Center Manager

  • Dance Choreographer

  • Dietician

  • Exercise Physiologist

  • Field Supervisor for Parks & Recreation

  • Health Club Manager

  • Health/Fitness Consultant

  • Personal Trainer

  • Physical Education Teacher

  • Physical Therapist

  • Physical Therapist Assistant

  • Recreational Sport Manager

  • Strength & Conditioning Specialist

Physical Therapist

Assess, plan, organize, and participate in rehabilitative programs that improve mobility, relieve pain, increase strength, and improve or correct disabling conditions resulting from disease or injury.

  • Median Salary: $110,721

Physical Therapist Assistant

Assist physical therapists in providing physical therapy treatments and procedures. May, in accordance with State laws, assist in the development of treatment plans, carry out routine functions, document the progress of treatment, and modify specific treatments in accordance with patient status and within the scope of treatment plans established by a physical therapist.

  • Median Salary: $75,890

Exercise Physiologist

Assess, plan, or implement fitness programs that include exercise or physical activities such as those designed to improve cardiorespiratory function, body composition, muscular strength, muscular endurance, or flexibility.

  • Median Salary: $73,584


Instruct or coach groups or individuals in the fundamentals of sports. Demonstrate techniques and methods of participation. May evaluate athletes' strengths and weaknesses as possible recruits or to improve the athletes' technique to prepare them for competition.

  • Median Salary: $52,306

Physical Education Instructor

Educate children and adolescents on the many aspects of leading healthy lifestyles, from physical activity to nutrition.

Athletic Trainer

Evaluate and advise individuals to assist recovery from or avoid athletic-related injuries or illnesses, or maintain peak physical fitness. May provide first aid or emergency care.

  • Median Salary: $61,768


Assess, treat, and care for patients by manipulation of spine and musculoskeletal system. May provide spinal adjustment or address sacral or pelvic misalignment.

  • Median Salary: $80,671

Fitness Trainer/Aerobic Instructor

Instruct or coach groups or individuals in exercise activities. Demonstrate techniques and form, observe participants, and explain to them corrective measures necessary to improve their skills.

  • Median Salary: $58,092