Why Study Kinesiology?

Traditional methods of scientific research, as well the experience of human movement in expressive, aesthetic, and verbal and non-verbal modes, bring the student to a broader understanding of humanity. Styles and meanings of movement vary across cultures and environments - awareness of these differences is critical to the study of Kinesiology.

Kinesiology has many practical applications leading to a variety of rewarding careers, such as:

  • teaching physical education, dance and/or coaching in the schools
  • teaching physical education to individuals with disabilities
  • serving as a consultant in the commercial health and fitness industry
  • working in a clinical health setting
  • athletic training (the prevention and care of athletic injuries)
  • personal training (helping others to improve their fitness on a one to one basis)

The careers involve scientific research in:

  • Biomechanics
  • Exercise physiology
  • Motor behavior
  • Sports psychology

Many Kinesiology majors go on to graduate programs in:

  • Advanced exercise science
  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Physicial Therapy

Other careers can be discovered in fields such as:

  • Professional Coaching
  • Sports management and marketing
  • Professional Dance
  • Dance Therapy