Kinesiology and Health Science

Are you fascinated by how the human body moves, develops, ages and rebuilds itself? Do you want to be able to understand the complex processes that govern how human beings use their bodies and muscular systems to perform everyday tasks from picking up a cup of coffee to running marathons? Majoring in Kinesiology and Health Science can answer such queries and lead you down a path of varied professions from Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation to the design of sneakers and professional fitness equipment.

Career Options in Kinesiology and Health Science

This list is not exhaustive but provides an idea of the options graduates have and what they have gone on to do. Some options are more directly associated with a Kinesiology and Health Science degree than others.

  • Activities Director
  • Acupuncturist
  • Athletics Instructor/Director
  • Author (fitness oriented books)
  • Cardiovascular Technician
  • Chiropractor
  • Coach
  • Ergonomics Consultant
  • Firefighter
  • Fitness Club Manager
  • Fitness Trainer
  • Health Information Coordinator
  • Health Policy Planner
  • Holistic Health Practitioner
  • Hospital Administrator
  • Human Resources Consultant
  • Law Enforcement Officer
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Illustrator
  • Nutritionist
  • Outdoor Activity Guide
  • Personal/Team Trainer
  • Physical Education Instructor
  • Physical Therapist
  • Physician
  • Recreation Planner
  • Recreation Program Director
  • Recreational Therapist
  • Recruiter/Scout
  • Resort/Spa Coordinator
  • Salesperson
  • Sports Agent
  • Sports Analyst
  • Sports Equipment Designer
  • Sports Historian
  • Sports League Coordinator
  • Sports Marketing Professional
  • Sports Merchandise
  • Sports Merchandise Design
  • Sports Program Coordinator
  • Sports Psychologist
  • Sportscaster
  • Therapeutic Recreation Specialist

Some of these career choices may require additional education or preparation in the form of graduate studies, experiential education or professional formative courses and exams. For a more in-depth description of some of the careers mentioned above visit Career Cruising (login information can be found on the home page of the Career Centre's online system) or the National Occupational Classification website.