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Kinesiology (BS)
Accelerated Program

Kinesiology is a discipline emphasizing the study of human movement as it relates to health, physical activity and exercise, disease prevention and treatment, and physical rehabilitation. Using human models and reflecting research ranging from basic to applied, undergraduate students in the program gain a disciplinary knowledge of the anatomical, biomechanical, developmental, neural, physiological and psychological mechanisms underlying human movement. A degree in kinesiology prepares students for graduate study in physical or occupational therapy, physician assistant programs, medicine, and other health-related professional programs.

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Kinesiology (BS)
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Career Outlook

An undergraduate degree in kinesiology prepares students for graduate study in a variety of clinical and research occupations including:

  • chiropractor
  • dentist
  • occupational therapist
  • physical therapist
  • physician
  • physician assistant

Example Careers

Students who complete this degree program may be prepared for the following careers. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions. Career examples include but are not limited to:

Career*growth*median salary
Chiropractors 17.5%$66,720
Dentists, General 18%$149,540
Exercise Physiologists10.6%$46,270
Family and General Practitioners10.2%$180,180
Occupational Therapists 26.5%$78,810
Optometrists 27%$101,410
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Physicians 14.9%#
Physical Therapists 34%$82,390
Physician Assistants 30.4%$95,820
Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 14.9%#

* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).

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