What can I do with my KINESIOLOGY degree?

What can I do with my KINESIOLOGY degree?

Southeastern Options

  • Physical Education
  • Athletic Training
  • Dance
  • Health Promotion and Exercise Science
  • Sports Management


Employers of Kinesiology Majors

  • Professional Sports Organizations
  • National Amateur Sport Governing Bodies
  • U. S. Olympic Training Center
  • 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
  • Hospitals
  • Sporting Goods Stores
  • College Athletic Departments
  • Schools
  • Community Recreational Programs
  • Sports Governing Bodies
  • Events Management Firms
  • Sports League Conferences
  • Marketing & Public Relations Firms

Related Occupations for Kinesiology Majors

Some of these occupations may require additional education at Graduate or Professional schools. For information on qualifications and career specifics consult the Occupational Outlook Handbook or other career resources. Also, take advantage of career counseling offered by the Center for Student Excellence.

Adventure Trainer Personal Trainer
Advertising Physical Education Teacher
Athletic Administration Professional Athlete
Athletic Coach Professional Dancer
Athletic Trainer Professional Sport Manager
Camp Director Public Relations
Cardiac Rehabilitation Therapist

Recreational Facility, Spa or

Health Club Manager

Cardiovascular Fitness Instructor Recreational Sport Management
Choreographer Referee or Umpire
Community Center Manager Sales Marketing
Dance Critic Sporting Events Manager/Promoter
Dance Instructor Sporting Goods Manager
Dance Therapists Sporting Goods Retailer or Manufacturer's Rep.
Events or Facility Manager/Marketer Sports Agent
Exercise Physiologist Sports History
Exercise Science & Fitness Manager Sports Information
Field Supervisor for Parks & Recreation Sports Media
Fitness/Wellness Manager Strength & Conditioning Specialist
Health Club or Spa Manager Ticket Manager
Health/Fitness Consultant  

Preparing for a Job in Kinesiology

  • For physical education option: Consider securing teaching certification. Develop the ability to motivate and teach students. Develop good interpersonal and communication skills.
  • For athletic training option: Consider obtaining certification by NATA. Acquire teaching certification. Attend conference. Work in student fitness center.
  • For dance option: Consider obtaining part-time or volunteer work in recreational or community facility teaching dance to children. Work in a summer camp program or community theatrical productions.
  • For exercise & fitness management: Consider attending graduate school. Obtain summer or part-time employment in health clubs. Become an aerobics instructor. Work in student fitness center. Attend trade shows. Join professional organizations. Attending conferences. Work with sports conditioning programs or in on-campus cardiac rehabilitation program.
  • For sports management option: Consider part-time jobs with intramural department or community recreation department as a supervisor or sports official. Volunteer with youth leagues. Attend conferences and join professional organizations such as NIRSA/NRPA. Work toward certification as recreational sport specialist. Work in summer camps. Work with SMSPA (Sport Management Student-Professional Association events. Volunteer in Athletic Dept.


Program Overview   Contact Information
Kinesiology   Department of Kinesiology and Health Studies
    College of Nursing and Health Sciences
    On Campus: Kinesiology& Health Studies Building, Room 120
    Telephone: 985-549-2129


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