The Profession

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Who They Are

Kinesiologists are specialists in body mechanics, allied health, movement and motor science, and more.

What They Do

Many individuals who study kinesiology choose to continue on in their education in many health professional programs. Individuals with a degree in kinesiology can also work in many different roles in many different fields.

Where They Work

Kinesiologists can work in a variety of fields. Aside from going on to seek professional degrees, individuals with degrees in kinesiology can work in high schools, colleges and universities, health clubs and fitness centers, professional sports teams, community organizations, rehabilitation facilities, and more.


Jobs in kinesiology are growing faster than the national average. In the next ten years, 1,500 new jobs are expected to be created. Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics


At the U of M, kinesiology is offered as an undergraduate major through the College of Education and Human Development. This major includes courses in anatomy and physiology, movement science, sport and exercise psychology, and more. The major also includes the opportunity to count field experience, or hands on application of kinesiology, towards your degree.

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