What do kinesiologists do?


Is kinesiology a real degree?

Absolutely! Kinesiology is a legitimate and respected field of study, with accredited degree programs offered at universities and colleges around the world. Kinesiology degrees typically involve coursework in anatomy, physiology, biomechanics, motor control, and exercise science.


In addition to providing a strong foundation in science and health, a kinesiology degree can also develop critical thinking, communication, and leadership skills that are highly valued by employers.


What do most people do with a kinesiology degree?

A kinesiology degree can lead to a variety of career paths. Some graduates go on to pursue further education and become physical therapists, occupational therapists, or physicians. Others work in sports and fitness settings as personal trainers, coaches, or athletic trainers.


Still, others find careers in research, public health, or even entrepreneurship. With its emphasis on human movement and health, a kinesiology degree provides a broad range of skills and knowledge that can be applied in many different fields.


At the Alberta Kinesiology Association, we're proud to support and promote the profession of kinesiology in our province. If you're interested in learning more about kinesiology, or if you're a current student or professional looking for resources and networking opportunities, we encourage you to visit our website and get involved with our community.


What kinesiology job pays the most?

When it comes to kinesiology jobs in Canada, the salaries can also vary depending on the role and location. According to the Government of Canada Job Bank, physiotherapists in Canada earn a median hourly wage of $39.98, which amounts to an annual salary of around $83,000. Other high-paying kinesiology jobs in Canada include occupational therapists, who earn a median hourly wage of $41.58, and chiropractors, who earn a median hourly wage of $48.08.


It's important to note that these careers require specialized training and education, such as a master's degree or a doctor of chiropractic degree. However, there are also entry-level kinesiology jobs that can be pursued with a bachelor's degree, such as exercise physiologists and fitness trainers. These jobs can be very rewarding and fulfilling, with median hourly wages of $27.00 and $20.00, respectively.


Overall, kinesiology offers a wide range of career opportunities with varying salaries. While some jobs may require advanced degrees and extensive training, there are also entry-level positions available for those starting out in the field.

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