Examples of Career Areas

Athletic Trainer

Physical Therapist

Occupational Therapist 

Physician Assistant

Strength and Conditioning Coach

Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Specialist

Exercise Physiologist

Exercise Instructor

Personal Trainer

Health and Wellness Coach 

Sports Nutritionist


Work-site Health Professional 

Examples of Employers

Elementary/Jr. High/ High Schools

Colleges and Universities

Corporate Health Centers

Health and Fitness Clubs


Wellness Centers

Rehabilitation Hospitals 

Professional Sports Teams

Sports Medicine Clinics

Recreation Center

Parks and Recs Departments

Training Facilities and More

Competitive Youth Clubs


Career Preparation Strategies

Assess your interests

Establish career goals, educational requirements, including the requirements to achieve them. 

Earn a graduate degree in kinesiology

Earn a doctor's degree in kinesiology 

Obtain professional reputable certifications

Develop strong written and oral communications skills

Gain as much experience as possible as a volunteer, intern, and employee while you are a student. 

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