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Kinesiology Career Facts

The Career That Moves You

What They Do: A degree in Kinesiology will prepare students to enter a variety of fields associated with sports, exercise science, rehabilitation, education and/or motor development.

Who Would Enjoy It: Outgoing, people-oriented individuals interested in exercise science, health prevention and wellness, physical education, and athletics, would enjoy working in this field. Working environments typically include gyms, fitness facilities, schools, or hospital settings.

What They Earn: The starting salaries range from $18,000 - $30,000+ per year. Because of the wide variety of careers within the field of Kinesiology, salary is largely dependent on educational level and certifications.

How Many Jobs Available: Many of the areas of Kinesiology have seen substantial growth in employment opportunities, particularly in the health and wellness fields.
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Related Occupations: Related careers include athletic training, sports medicine, biomechanics, cardiac rehabilitation, K-12 teaching, sports facilities management, sports psychology, coaching, sports communication, exercise science, and physical therapy.

Careers in Kinesiology

Athletic Training

Personal Training and Aerobics Instruction


Physical Therapy

Coaching and Scouting

Sport Management

Corporate Health and Wellness

Sports Official

Exercise Physiology

Sports Psychology

K-12 Physical Education

Sports Sociology

Cardiac Rehabilitation

Growth and Motor Behavior

Physical Fitness and Wellness at Lansing Community College

Fitness and Wellness Program
Health and Human Services Bldg.
Room 108
Phone: (517) 483-1410
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