Physical Therapy, Kinesiology, and Exercise Science are closely related majors. All three are life sciences that usually lead the graduate to a career as a Doctor of Phyical therapy (DPT), Sports Medicine or "Allied Health" professions. The study of these majors include biomechanics and orthopedics; strength and conditioning; sport psychology; methods of rehabilitation, such as physical and occupational therapy, and sport and exercise. many of the featured schools have accelerated or 3+3 programs where you can track from BS into a DPT.
"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)
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)
"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)
"Seton Hall University offers a dual degree program leading to a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a Doctor of Physical Therapy. This new six-year (3+3) program begins freshman year and offers the biology/physical therapy major an opportunity to study in a traditional liberal arts environment as well as in diverse clinical settings."
(Provided By: Seton Hall University)
"UIndy offers an accelerated undergraduate program, known as the 3+3 program, for students who will complete both their bachelor's and DPT degrees at UIndy. UIndy students who complete 94 credits by the end of their junior year may enter the DPT program their fourth year on campus."
(Provided By: The University of Indianapolis)
"Utica College offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Studies, leading to a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree for qualified students who meet required continuation standards. This is considered a guaranteed freshman admission into the DPT program.."
(Provided By: Utica College)
"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)
"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)