Careers & Opportunities

Careers in Kinesiology and Sports Medicine

Kinesiology majors learn how to prevent or recover from injuries and improve the body's performance. Skills like decision making, training, nutrition and clinical proficiency are all used in a wide variety of jobs. Careers may include (but are not limited to):

Administrative Positions:

  • Activities Director
  • Athletic Contractor
  • Sports Advertising
  • Community Planner
  • Fitness Program Coordinator
  • Park Manager
  • Public Health Education
  • Recreation Director
  • Sports Administrator
  • Sports Camp Director
  • Sports Camp Coach

Careers in Medicine:

  • Physical Therapist
  • Nursing
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Orthopedics
  • Special Education Teacher
  • Health Advocate
  • Nutritionist
  • Personal Trainer
  • Sports Massage Therapist
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Chiropractic Medicine


  • Athletic Trainer
  • Strength Trainer
  • Exercise Trainer
  • Trainer's Assistant
  • Personal Trainer
  • Weight Training

Local Opportunities

  • Get field experience in kinesiology by observing professionals in the field
  • Students can work with a variety of public or private organizations as personal trainers, fitness advisers or more
  • Each student has the opportunity to study abroad
  • Take fitness classes in racquetball, golf, swimming, walking, jogging or tennis
  • Observe emergency treatments by participating in ambulance calls through a certified EMT response facility
  • Help the JBU athletic team trainers