M.S. careers

Students engaging in the master of science in kinesiology degree should have in mind a career of interest and determine how to shape their M.S. degree to help them pursue their career. This is exemplified in the wide range of employment of our graduates. In addition, many of our M.S. graduates pursue a Ph.D. immediately after graduating (see examples in link below).

Employment examples

  • Health education program manager, Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho
  • Research project coordinator, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University
  • Exercise specialist, Energy Balance Laboratory, University of Kansas
  • Physical therapist, South West Regional Rehabilitation Center, Kalamazoo, Missouri
  • Physician advocate, Bromenn Hospital, Normal, Illinois
  • Consultant physiotherapist, Nagar, Nagpur Maharashtra State India
  • Certified athletic trainer, St Joseph’s Medical Center, Brainerd, Minnesota
  • Certified athletic trainer, Kansas City High School
  • Occupational therapist, Portugal
  • Physical education teacher, Rantoul, Illinois
  • Community health educator, MECCA Problem Gambling Services, Des Moines
  • Research scientist, University of Illinois
  • Research scientist, Institute for Exercise and Environmental Medicine, Dallas, Texas
  • Research scientist, University of Nebraska Omaha Medical School
  • Laboratory technician, Palmer College of Chiropractic; University of Maryland
  • Health screening specialist, Principal Insurance, Des Moines
  • Consultant - health coaching
  • Registered dietician
  • Further study in professional programs such as nursing and physical therapy

Further study in Ph.D. programs

  • Physiotherapy, University of Melbourne, Australia
  • Physical Therapy, Washington University, St. Louis
  • Kinesiology:
    • University of Massachusetts
    • Iowa State University
    • University of Texas
    • University of Southern California
    • Michigan State University
    • East Carolina University
    • University of Illinois
    • University of North Carolina
  • Neuroscience, Iowa State University