Kinesiology & Athletics

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Career Opportunities

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:

  • Eastern Washington University
  • Fresno State University
  • Gonzaga University
  • San Jose State University
  • University of Idaho
  • University of Northern Colorado
  • University of Utah
  • Washington State University