Kinesiology & Athletics

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Physical education and athletic training explore the latest research and technology available to understand the human machine. The field of physical education/athletic training can be divided into three basic categories: athletics medicine involving evaluation, conditioning and prevention and treatment of injuries; research involving the physiological, biochemical, biomechanical and behavioral aspects of athletics medicine; and prevention and rehabilitation of chronic and degenerative disease associated with sports and athletics. Potential employers for individuals trained in physical education and athletic training include elementary and secondary schools, colleges and universities, health clubs, municipal parks and recreation departments, the YMCA, professional sports teams, clinics, and retirement homes. A bachelor's degree in physical education and athletic training also provides an excellent foundation for advanced study in physical therapy, medicine, or pharmacology.

Our recent graduates have been accepted into the following graduate/professional schools, among others:

  • Arizona State University
  • Boise State University
  • Eastern Washington University
  • Fresno State University
  • Gonzaga University
  • Oregon Health & Sciences University
  • San Jose State University
  • University of Edinburgh
  • University of Idaho
  • University of Northern Colorado
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • University of Washington
  • University of Utah
  • Utah State University
  • Washington State University

Careers in Kinesiology

  • Physical activity adaptor
  • Aquatics director
  • Athletic administrator in school or college
  • Athletic trainer
  • Biomechanics specialist
  • Cardiac-rehabilitation specialist
  • Coach at school or college
  • Director of youth camps/sport programs
  • Epidemiologist (physical activity)
  • Exercise physiologist
  • Fitness instructor or program director at commercial fitness center
  • Program director of corporate-fitness center
  • Sports director at resort
  • Massage therapist
  • Occupational therapist
  • Personal trainer
  • Physical education teacher at school or college
  • Physical therapist
  • Physisician
  • Physician assistant
  • Professor of kinesiology, physical education
  • Recreational therapist
  • Registered nurse
  • Respiration therapist
  • Sport management
  • Sport psychologist for performance enhancement
  • Sports information director
  • Sports journalist
  • Sports marketing
  • Sports officiating
  • Strength and conditioning coach