Kinesiology and Exercise Science are closely related majors. Both are life sciences that usually lead the graduate to a career in sports medicine or allied health professions. Kinesiology, also known as human kinetics, is the scientific study of human movement. Kinesiology addresses physiological, mechanical, and psychological mechanisms. Applications of kinesiology to human health include biomechanics and orthopedics; strength and conditioning; sport psychology; methods of rehabilitation, such as physical and occupational therapy, and sport and exercise. Individuals who have earned degrees in kinesiology can work in research, the fitness industry, clinical settings, and in industrial environments.
"An exercise science degree opens the door to a wide range of career opportunities including, but not limited to: exercise technologist, exercise specialist, program director, exercise leader, health/fitness instructor, health/fitness director, advanced personal trainer and certified strength and conditioning specialist."
(Provided by: The University of Mount Union)
Do you have a burning desire to turn fitness into a career? Can you see yourself helping others regain their strength after an accident or illness, or improve their overall health and wellness? Perhaps there’s a career for you as a physical therapist, personal or athletic trainer or exercise physiologist.
(Provided By: Edinboro University of Pennsylvania)
Sport Studies is an interdisciplinary program exposing students to a wide range of approaches to the study of physical activity and sport including ethics, physical education, health and wellness, kinesiology, history, politics, business, physiology, and psychology.
(Provided by: Manhattanville College)