How Do I Apply My Kinesiology Degree?
By Angela Thompson
Career options: personal trainer, kinesiologist, recreation director/program provider, government employee (re: physical activity promotion within the government structure), coach, police, RCMP, firefighter, fitness programmer and evaluator, sport management, assistant to athletic director at colleges/universities, fundraising for college/university sports teams, facility management, etc.
Career options that require further academic training: physician, physiotherapist, occupational therapist, physical and/or health education teacher, professor, chiropractic, naturopath, homeopath, dentist, nursing, etc.
Non-career options/volunteer work: medical clinics (working with physiotherapists or occupational therapists), coaching minor sport programs (volleyball, soccer, basketball, hockey, etc.), physical activity programs (for individuals with and without disabilities, etc.)
Places to look for a job: fitness and/or wellness centres; medical clinics; municipal or provincial recreation offices; municipal, provincial, or federal departments of health and wellness; professional and/or university sport teams; sport governing bodies; colleges; universities; etc.
Really, an HKIN degree can lead you ANY where you want to go.
Angela M. (Angie) Thompson, Human Kinetics, St. Francis Xavier University, and 3M National Teaching Fellow.
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