In kinesiology, you’ll study the science behind how the human body moves. Today, there’s an increasing awareness of the benefits of lifetime wellness and a need for professional instruction. And as people in the US age, there’s a growing demand for experts to help patients recover from illness and injury. In addition, the science of athletic performance continues to develop, creating jobs from the lab to the playing field.
As a kinesiology major, you have the option to pursue one of three concentrations: athletic training, exercise specialist or pre-physical therapy. Those in the pre-physical therapy and athletic training tracks are frequently headed to graduate school to pursue credentials in those fields. Exercise specialist is a concentration that can lead to careers from personal training and corporate wellness to cardiopulmonary rehabilitation.
Skill and Compassion
In addition to academic rigor, small class sizes and state-of-the-art facilities, you can expect us to help you weave knowledge of the field with knowledge of the Savior. The result: your growth as a health care professional who is both compassionate and skilled.
The Job Market
AU kinesiology grads are well-equipped to pursue careers in corporate wellness, exercise physiology, nutrition, health and wellness. You’ll also have a strong academic base to pursue a graduate degree: from a master's degree in exercise physiology, nutrition or athletic training, to a doctorate in physical therapy or osteopathic medicine.