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New Mexico State University

What Can I Do With a Major In Kinesiology?

"Kinesiology is the scientific study of the anatomy, physiology, and mechanics of body movement, especially in humans."

Areas of Focus

Cares for athletic injuries using physical therapy equipment, techniques, and medication
Administers emergency first aid
Develops training programs and routines
Massages body parts to relieve soreness, strains, and bruises
Wraps ankles, wrists, and other body parts
Recommends special diets
Conducts therapeutic, recreational, or athletic activities
Evaluates individuals' abilities, needs, and physical condition
Plans routines
Teaches individual/team through instruction and demonstration
Promotes Health clubs
Organizes and conducts competitions and tournaments


Career Titles

Athletic Trainer
College Coach
Corporate Wellness Manager
Fitness Choreographer
Fitness instructor
Intramural Sports Director
Personal Trainer
Physical Education Instructor
Professional Assistant Coach
Professional Head Coach
Public School Coach
Recreational Therapist
Strength and Conditioning Coach
Technology Consultant
Weight Training Instructor
Resort Activities Director
Fitness Club Administrator            
Fitness Club Service Manager
Outward Bound Instructor
Park Administrator
Sport Massage Therapist
Sports Officiator
Advertising Account Assistant            
Arena/Stadium Manager
Corporate Service Representative
Developer of Educational Tools
Director of Ticket Sales            
Pro Sports Fund Raiser
Personal Assistant
Public Relations Specialist
Sales Representative
Special Events Organizer
Sports Photographer
Pro Team Travel Organizer


Related Skills

Research Skills
Experimental design
Statistical testing
Informed in technology
Understanding of scientific research
Reading and comprehension strategies
Search, explore, and investigate information
Good social and communication skills
Manage difficult situations
Manage time
Strong desire to help people


Career Related Websites

New Mexico State University

Catalog of Studies

Kinesiology Clinic

Department of Kinesiology in Kansas State