Career Development – Preparing for Tomorrow, Today

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Along with individual-level academic advisement is the process of developing usable skills for career placement. The School of Kinesiology fully supports this vision, through the systematic integration of employment opportunities with academic preparation.

We offer both in-house and off-campus opportunities to develop the real world skills necessary to compete in today’s aggressive employment market. These are offered throughout your academic preparation.

Careers in Kinesiology

Employment Stats

Job 2014 Median Wage 2014 – 2024

Employment Outlook**

Physical Therapist* $82,390 +34% (Much faster than average)
Occupational Therapist* $78,810 +27% (Much faster than average)
Corporate Wellness Management $41,950 +24% (Much faster than average)
Athletic Director* $88,580 +9% (Faster than average)
Exercise Physiologist $46,270 +11% (Faster than average)
Athletic Trainer* $43,370 +21% (Much faster than average)
Facilities Management $86,110 +8% (As fast as average)

Kinesiology Careers

  • Adapted Physical Activity
  • Adventure Trainer
  • Advertising
  • Aquatics Director
  • Athletic Administration in School or College
  • Athletic Trainer
  • Biomechanist
  • Biomedical Research and Development
  • Biomedical Sales
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation Specialist
  • Coaching at School or College
  • Community Center Manager
  • Director of Youth Camps/ Sport Programs (YMCA’s and others)
  • Epidemiologist – Physical Activity
  • Exercise Physiologist
  • Fitness Instructor
  • Health Club Management
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Doctor
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Personal Trainer
  • Pharmaceutical Sales
  • Physical Education Teacher at School or College
  • Physical Therapist
  • Physician Assistant
  • Professional Athlete
  • Professional Dancer
  • Professor of Kinesiology, Physical Education
  • Program Director of Corporate Fitness Center
  • Program Director at Commercial Fitness Center
  • Public Relations
  • Recreational Therapist
  • Registered Nurse
  • Respiration Therapist
  • Sport Management
  • Sport Psychologist for Performance Enhancement
  • Sports Director at Resort
  • Sports Information Director
  • Sports Journalist
  • Sports Marketing
  • Sports Management
  • Sports Officiating
  • Strength and Conditioning Coach

Employers

  • Hospitals
  • Allied Health Clinics
  • Professional Sports Organizations
  • National Amateur Sport Governing Bodies
  • U.S. Olympic Training Centers
  • Sports Marketing/Events Management Firms
  • Retailers and Marketing Firms
  • Private Corporations & Corporate Fitness Facilities
  • Fitness Clubs, Spas, Sports Clinics
  • Sports Medicine Clinics
  • Campus Recreation Departments
  • Sporting Goods Stores
  • College Athletic Departments
  • Schools
  • Community Recreational Programs
  • Sports Governing Bodies
  • Events Management Firms
  • Sports League Conferences
  • Marketing & Public Relations Firms

Careers in Parks and Recreation

Parks and Recreation Careers

  • Park Ranger
  • Outdoor Educator
  • Interpreter
  • Recreation Technician – US Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, US Fish and Wildlife Service
  • Instructor/Guide
  • Lead Worker
  • Park Manager
  • Park Supervisor