Earning a degree from the department of kinesiology puts you in position to start a great career of your choice. This is because of the individualized attention from faculty and staff, hands-on research and internship opportunities, well-rounded curriculum and much more. When you earn that diploma you’ll join many fellow kinesiology alumni who have become successful health professionals.
Employers recognize that graduates from the department of kinesiology have unmatched smarts and versatile skills to make a positive impact on their organization. See how Blugolds have made their mark in field of kinesiology and discover how you will too.
What can I do with a degree?
Whatever you put your mind to! Below are just a few examples of jobs that graduated Blugolds currently have.
- Head Athletic Trainer for NHL team
- Head Athletic Trainer for the Boston Crusaders Drum & Bugle Corp
- Industrial Athletic Trainer at Harley Davidson
- Occupational Therapist
- Personal Trainer
- Physical Education Teacher
About kinesiology careers
Open the accordion below for general information and job postings about the various about the various careers available to you with a kinesiology degree.
Kinesiology education and career resources
- Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) – This non-profit organization constantly works to define, measure and improve athletic training education. They improve health by assuring and recognizing excellence in athletic training education.
- National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA) – Since 1950 NATA has been a professional membership association for certified athletic trainers. Overall the organization provides resources to its members and advances the field of athletic training.
- Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE) – SHAPE America is committed to empowering all children to lead healthy and active lives through effective health and physical education programs.
- National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) – This organization brings together top strength and fitness professionals across the United States, including strength coaches, personal trainers, researchers and educators
- American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) – ACSM has over 50,000 certified professional members from over 90 countries, representing 70 occupations.
- Youth Sport Safety Alliance – More than 200 organizations are part this Youth Sport Safety Alliance, who put safety in children's athletics first.
Taking the next steps
Whether your plan includes continuing your education after earning an undergraduate degree or landing the perfect job, Career Services has all the resources you need to find success. Advisors will review résumés, conduct practice interview, connect you with great job opportunities and more.
It's all in the Blugold family
Alumni from the department of kinesiology and across the University are doing amazing things out in the world. In your career you'll meet fellow Blugolds who will be there to provide a friendly shoulder to lean on or some kind words. Get connected with alumni working in careers or places you're interested in using Handshake, our jobs and internships portal.