Career Opportunities

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Listed on this page are numerous useful links to jobs sites related to kinesiology and a listing of potential careers in kinesiology.


Kinesiology Student Listserve

Students should sign-up for the KIN student email distribution list, which includes information about internships and jobs. If you do not presently receive these emails, please go to the KIN Office, SPX 102, and request your email be added to the KIN student distribution list or email Winston Kwong (winston.kwong@sjsu.edu). Students should also follow the department on our social media channels where we regularly share information about jobs in various fields of the allied health professions.



Campus Resources

We encourage all students to connect with the SJSU Alumni Association upon graduation. The Alumni Association is an excellent resource to develop professional contacts. 

Connect with the SJSU Career Center during and after your studies at SJSU. The CC provides a robust set of resources to help guide you to the next steps in your career path. 

 


 
Job Listing/Posting Sites

American Kinesiology Association Job Listings

CareerBuilder Kinesiology Job Listings

Exercise/Fitness Jobs Listing

Glassdoor Kinesiology Job Listings

HigherEd Kinesiology Job Listings

InsideHigherEd Kinesiology Job Listings

SJSU SpartaJobs Website 

Sports & Events Jobs Listing

Study.com Outlook for Kinesiology Field Report

ZipRecruiter Kinesiology Job Listings



Salaries

Wondering about salary?  The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), has a salary calculator tool that you might find useful in researching national salary data.



Career Paths & Job Titles

Careers in areas related to Kinesiology are many and varied. Listed below are some potential career areas related to Kinesiology with links to job descriptions and data (scroll down the page). 

Medicine

  • C-V Rehabilitation, Occupational Therapy, Play or Movement Therapy
  • C-V Technology, Physical Therapy, Sports Medicine


K-12 Schools

  • Athletic Administrator
  • Athletic Coach
  • Athletic Trainer
  • Teacher of Physical Education
  • Teacher of Adapted Physical Education
     

Colleges & Universities

Same as Public Schools, plus

  • Teacher and/or researcher in:
    • Adapted Physical Education
    • Kinesiology - Interdisciplinary Philosophy
    • Motor Control, Motor Learning, Motor Development
    • Athletic Administration
    • Psychology of Sport
    • Biomechanics
    • Sociology of Sport
    • Exercise Physiology
    • Pedagogy
    • Sports Management
    • History of Sport
  • Intramural Director
  • Sports Information


University & Professional Athletics

  • Many of the above plus
    • Athletics Sports Broadcaster
    • Sports Photographer
    • Facilities Manager
    • Sports Journalist
    • Sports Psychologist
    • Sports Artist
    • Sport Management 
    • Sport Marketing 
    • Ticket Sales
    • Fan Community Support
    • Branding

 

Other Public Enterprises

    • Employee in Cardiac Rehabilitation Programs
      • Fitness, Health, Stress Management, Weight Control Counselor
      • Manager/Employee of Health/Athletic/Fitness Club, Resort, YMCA, or Sports Medicine Clinic
      • Biomechanical Analyst
      • Sports Psychologist
      • Early Education Movement Specialist (preschools, child development centers)
      • Adult Education Movement Specialist (retirement centers, outreach programs)
      • Recreation Director or Sports Leader for club, church, hospital, penitentiary, camp, or other private or public agency
      • Private Fitness or Sports Instructor/Coach
      • Sporting Goods Salesperson


 
Allied Health Profession Career Titles 

Aquatics program coordinator
Biomedical scientist*
Camp director
Chiropractor*
Coach
Community health worker
College/University professor*
Corporate wellness consultant
Dentist*
Exercise program administrator
Fitness specialist
Geriatric recreational activities coordinator
Health Educator
Health and nutrition consultant
Health club manager
Health promotions specialist
Medical assistant
Nurse*
Occupational therapy*
Outdoor recreation director
Orthopedic Medicine*
Personal trainer
Physical Therapist*
Physician's assistant*
Public health worker
Recreational Manager
Recreational therapist*
Rehabilitation specialist*
Sports counselor*
Sports program supervisor
Strength and conditioning coach
Summer camp administrator
Surgical technician*
Therapy Pool Manager

*Additional training is needed in these fields.



Related Organizations

American College of Sports Medicine 

American Kinesiology Association 

American Physical Therapy Association 

ACE - American Council on ExerciseExternal Link that Will Take User Outside SJSU Domain

American Academy of Kinesiology & Physical EducationExternal Link that Will Take User Outside SJSU Domain

American Alliance for Health Physical Education Recreation & DanceExternal Link that Will Take User Outside SJSU Domain

Cooper Institute for Aerobic ResearchExternal Link that Will Take User Outside SJSU Domain

International Association for the Philosophy of SportExternal Link that Will Take User Outside SJSU Domain

International Council for Health Physical Education Recreation & DanceExternal Link that Will Take User Outside SJSU Domain

International Council of Sport Science and Physical EducationExternal Link that Will Take User Outside SJSU Domain

International Society for BiomechanicsExternal Link that Will Take User Outside SJSU Domain

International Society for Comparative Physical Education and SportExternal Link that Will Take User Outside SJSU Domain

International Sociology of Sport AssociationExternal Link that Will Take User Outside SJSU Domain

International Fitness Professionals Association 

National Association for Kinesiology and Physical Education in Higher EducationExternal Link that Will Take User Outside SJSU Domain

National Athletic Trainers AssociationExternal Link that Will Take User Outside SJSU Domain

National Coalition for Promoting Physical ActivityExternal Link that Will Take User Outside SJSU Domain

National Council on Measurement in EducationExternal Link that Will Take User Outside SJSU Domain

National Strength & Conditioning AssociationExternal Link that Will Take User Outside SJSU Domain

North American Society for Sport ManagementExternal Link that Will Take User Outside SJSU Domain

North American Society for Sport HistoryExternal Link that Will Take User Outside SJSU Domain

North American Society for the Psychology of Sport & Physical ActivityExternal Link that Will Take User Outside SJSU Domain

National Association for Health and Fitness

National Association for Sport and Physical Education

National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification 

National Recreation and Park Association 

Public Health Careers 

Sport and Recreation Law AssociationExternal Link that Will Take User Outside SJSU Domain

Western Society for Physical Education of College Women


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