Kinesiology Careers

What can you do with a kinesiology degree? Here are just a few career options:

Sport Management

  • Sports Advertising
  • Sports Marketing and Promotion
  • Sporting Event / Game Day Operations
  • Sporting Venue General Operations and Management
  • Athletic Director
  • Sports Information Director
  • Gym / Rec Center Management
  • Sports Commentator
  • Sports Statistician or Analyst
  • Sports Agent
  • Business Consultant / Strategist in the Industry

Sport Management (Recreational Leadership)

  • Camp Director
  • Outdoor Adventure Leader
  • YMCA Director
  • Community Center Management
  • Recreation Sport Supervisor
  • Gym / Rec Center Management

Exercise Science and Wellness

  • Sports Medicine
  • Athletic Trainer
  • Strength and Conditioning Coach
  • Physical and Occupational Therapist
  • Preventative Care
  • Group Exercise Instructor
  • Corporate, University, or Medical Center Fitness Programs
  • Private and Non-Profit Health and Wellness Organizations
  • Health/Fitness Screenings and Lifestyle Coaching

The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) has provided a four-page brochure on Careers in Sports Medicine and Exercise Science.

Physical Education

  • Teach PE at the Elementary or Secondary Level
  • Teach Health Education
  • Coach at the Elementary or Secondary Level


Public Health

  • Health and Safety Engineer
  • Healthcare Consultant
  • Emergency Management Director
  • Environmental Scientist
  • Social and Community Service Manager
  • Health Educator