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KINESIOLOGIST, IN-DEPTH: Many Options In Kinesiology

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This kinesiologist describes the challenges of her job, what she likes most, how to get into the industry, and her work-life balance. She tells us that though there may not be a lot of positions in what she does specifically, there are many options in kinesiology such as physical therapy and sports training.

School: San Jose State University - UC Davis
Degree: Neurobiology and Neurosciences - Exercise Physiology
Job Title: Kinesiologist

Job Summary: Exercise Physiologist

Job Description

An exercise physiologist uses physical activities to help patients improve and maintain their health conditions. Doctors often prescribe exercise for patients who have been diagnosed with diabetes, cardiac (heart) disease or pulmonary (lung) disease. For these patients, exercise is a type of medical treatment, just like surgery or prescription drugs. Doctors refer these patients to exercise physiologists to ensure that the patient benefits from a medically sound, personalized exercise program.

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Additional Info

Sports medicine and athletic training facilities employ exercise physiologists to create programs that help athletes reduce the number of injuries and recover faster from them. Makers of athletic equipment hire exercise physiologists to design sports gear. Exercise Physiologists also run their own businesses as sports or athletic performance consultants.

Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
National Statistic Change Location
$20,000 - $50,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
20 to 28 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Full-time, Part-time
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Hospital / Clinic, Indoor, Office, Military, Travel
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Detail oriented, Empathy, Likes working with hands, People skills, Strength/stamina, Verbal communication skills, Written communication skills

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