Career Opportunities

When it comes time to search for an internship or job, here are some resources to check out:

KIN student email distribution list:  Emails about internships and jobs from the department chair are sent to this distribution list.  If you do not presently receive these, go to SPX 56 and ask to be put on the KIN student distribution list.

American Kinesiology Association job listings:

SJSU SpartaJobs Website:

Exercise/Fitness Jobs listings:

Sports & Events Jobs:


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:


Careers in areas related to Kinesiology are many and varied. Listed below are some potential career areas related to Kinesiology.

Public Schools:

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

Professional Athletics:

  • Many of the above plus
    • Athlete Sports Broadcaster
    • Sports Photographer
    • Facilities Manager
    • Sports Journalist
    • Sports Psychologist
    • Sports Artist

Other Public Enterprises:

  • Many of the above plus:
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    • 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
    • Medicine:
      • C-V Rehabilitation, Occupational Therapy, Play or Movement Therapy
      • C-V Technology, Physical Therapy, Sports Medicine