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.
As a PT, you might treat a child with a brain disorder or a football player recovering from knee surgery. One day, you’ll evaluate an elderly woman who has suffered a stroke. The next, you’ll develop a treatment program for a war veteran who returned home with an amputation."
(Provided By: Boston University)
"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)
"With a degree in Applied Sport and Exercise Sciences, you prepare for professional opportunities in a variety of sport fields and physical activity/wellness settings in the community, corporate, health-related, and recreation areas."
(Provided by: Barry University)
"As an exercise scientist, you will have an unparalleled opportunity to discover the positive benefits of exercise in restoring people to balanced lives of health and wellness."
(Provided by: Calvin College)
"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)
"The Exercise Science Program prepares students for careers in strength and conditioning, exercise leadership and personal training as well as options for pre-physical therapy education."
(Provided by: Adelphi University)