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Kinesiology is defined as “the science of human movement.”  Colleges and universities that have majors in this area may call it physical education, health and human performance, exercise science, or sports medicine. Students will study concepts of health and fitness, personal and community health, first aid, and foundations of physical education and sports.

This is not just an area of study to prepare future teachers and coaches, there are also career opportunities in the sports industry for non-athletes. Some of these will require coursework in business, management, physiology, internships, marketing, and sports medicine. 

Career Opportunities

Students pursuing an education in kinesiology may choose from a variety of career paths that include:

  • Athletic trainers $61,633*
  • Recreation workers $23,226*
  • Coaches and scouts $37,985*

*Source:, 2017 annual median salaries for Gulf Coast region