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Career Pathways in Kinesiology

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With a degree in a kinesiology program, students can build relationships with patients, athletes, and health leaders while also furthering their careers as professionals in the field. Kinesiology is an academic discipline that involves the study of physical activity and its impact on health, society, and quality of life. It includes, but is not limited to, such areas of study as exercise science, sports management, athletic training, and sports medicine, socio-cultural analyses of sports, sport and exercise psychology, fitness leadership, physical education teacher education, and pre-professional training for physical therapy, occupational therapy, medicine, and other health-related fields. Tulane School of Professional Advancement prepares students for various roles with a bachelor's degree in kinesiology, with courses offered both online and on campus.

Elevate Your Education With Our Degree and Certificate Options

SoPA offers many avenues for students to pursue a career in kinesiology, including a bachelor's degree in Exercise Science and a Master of Professional Studies in Health and Wellness Management. Whether a student has completed an associate's degree or is just a few—or more than a few—credits shy of their bachelor's, we'll help them keep moving forward to achieve their career goals.

We also offer graduate certificates for those ready to elevate their current role or to break into the health field. Choose from our "stackable" certificates—Corporate Wellness, Health Leadership, and Health Strategy and Financial Management—that can apply to SoPA's MPS in Health and Wellness Management.

Flexible Career Opportunities

Kinesiology graduates can pursue positions in a variety of fields, including physical therapy, occupational therapy, and different levels of athletics. Whether retiring from a professional or semi-professional sports career or considering consulting opportunities, SoPA is equipped to prepare students for rewarding roles in different facilities, capacities, and locations. Our faculty boast backgrounds in health education, consulting, professional sports, and much more to provide you with a well-rounded education suited for your dream job.

Apply a Wide Range of Skills

SoPA helps students apply their specialties and strengths to their new career paths while offering a variety of resources to keep them on track with their professional and academic goals. Whether recovering from a previous sports injury and looking to remain involved or reinvigorating interest in returning patients to their previous quality of life, a comprehensive kinesiology education can take students far beyond what they previously imagined as an aspiring professional. Even if kinesiology wasn't the first choice, our career and academic advisors can help students through their journey as academics, interns, and health leaders.

Get started in your journey to youth sports coaching, physical or occupational therapy, and more with a degree or certificate from Tulane School of Professional Advancement. Request more information or start your application today to begin your fresh start in the kinesiology field.

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