What is Kinesiology?
Programs in Kinesiology are focus on the anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, and biophysics of human movement and applications to exercise and therapeutic rehabilitation. Typical coursework includes biomechanics; motor behavior; motor development and coordination; motor neurophysiology; performance research; rehabilitative therapies; and related analytical methods and procedures in applied exercise and therapeutic rehabilitation.
Where can I find jobs in the Kinesiology field?
How much can I earn with my Kinesiology knowledge?
Explore EUREKA.org to find out the month salary by region and state. EUREKA also provides job projection up to 2018.
Career Resources for Students are available in the Career Center.
U.S. Department of Labor http://www.bls.gov/oco
How do I know if a career related to Kinesiology is right for me?
College of the Desert Career Center offers you:
• Individual Career Counseling
• Career Assessment
• Career Workshops
• Counseling Classes (Student Success, Career Life Planning, Transfer Strategies)
These opportunities will assist you in identifying your interests, skills, values and personality characteristics as they may relate to your career choices.
Where can I go to find out more about careers related to Kinesiology?
The Career Center has software programs, and Internet resources to help you research information about Kinesiology careers as well as other career fields.
How can I get experience working in the Kinesiology field before I complete my certificate or degree?
College of the Desert offers internship or cooperative work experience for college credit. Visit the Cooperative “Work Experience” Education Office. Located in Business Building 1K or call Michelle Richards at (760) 862-1344.
I am looking for a job. Are there any resources on campus to help me find a job?
The Career Center can assist you in preparing to apply for a job on or off campus. The Career Counselors also assist you with interviewing, preparation of a resume and cover letter.
Kinesiology-related job titles:
◦Sporting Attire Manufacturers
◦Corporate Fitness Instructor
◦Group Exercise Instructor
◦Choreography & Music Services
◦Pre or Postnatal
Health Fitness Medicine
◦Exercise Physiologist Nurse
Health Fitness Rehabilitation
◦Dance / Movement Therapist
Health Club Administration & Personnel
◦Exercise Program Director
◦Exercise Test Consultant /Technologist
◦Racquet Sport Instructor
◦Owner / Manager
Health & Wellness Promotionals
◦Health Food Stores/Sales
◦Vitamins, Nutritional Supplements
◦Writer -"How To" - "Self-Help"
◦Books Magazine/Newspaper Columnist
Recreation & Leisure
◦Parks & Recreation Department
◦Charity Sports Marketing
◦Public Relations & Sports Information Professional
◦Special Events Planning / Director of
◦Sports Facility Administration
◦Sports Museums/Halls of Fame
◦Sports Sociologist Sportscaster
◦Strength & Conditioning Specialist
(CalPoly, Kinesiology Dept.)
American College of Sports Medicine
National Association for Sport and Physical Education
National Athletic Trainers’ Association
American Physical Therapy Association
National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification
International Fitness Associationhttp://www.ifafitness.com
National Association for Health and Fitness
National Recreation and Park Association