Careers

The marketplace for our graduates has expanded dramatically in the last ten years. In addition to preparing students for careers in teaching and coaching, we offer programs in health promotion and athletic training in response to the expanding needs of our society, which is increasingly interested in health and fitness.

We are an exceptional track for those preparing for the following professional programs:

  • Physical therapy
  • Human medicine
  • Physical assistant
  • Chiropractic
  • Dentistry
  • And more!

As a result of our expanded curriculum, our graduates are well-prepared for a variety of professional pursuits. Flexible and well-designed, our program will allow you to exercise your options in what career path you choose.

Kinesiology academic advisers and the staff in the College of Human Sciences Career Services office are here to help you, whether you are looking to gain experience through an internship, need help preparing for an interview, about to graduate and looking for your first full-time job, or preparing for graduate/professional school. The Career Services website includes resources and information to help you be successful.

Kinesiology advising services

The following services are available through the kinesiology advising offices:

Career exploration

  • KIN 252 is a one-credit class which all students complete during their first semester in the department. This course is structured to help the student explore the career options available in Kinesiology.
  • Kinesiology career forums host professionals from a variety of career fields who talk about and answer questions regarding jobs and current market trends. Videotapes of these forums are available for check-out in Rm 203 Forker Building.
  • Professional and alumni contact files are available to connect students with professionals in the field.
  • Field experience files (800+ agencies) and other agency contact information are available which provide students with career and contact information.

Career planning

  • KIN 253 is a one-credit class and will provide assistance with course scheduling and/or adjustments in course sections/times is available each semester.
  • Long term planning helps the student create an extended plan for taking classes and helps the student graduate in four years.
  • Information is available regarding minors, second teaching areas, and important elective course choices to better prepare the student for the job market.

Job search/placement assistance

  • KIN/HS 385 is a course which assists the student in job and field experience search techniques and the preparation of a resume and related materials.
  • Agency resource files are available with 800+ agencies on file. A notebook of useful websites for job exploration is also maintained.
  • A Jobs Board is maintained in the lower lounge of the Forker Building with listings of professional opportunities and conferences as well as full-time, part-time, and summer jobs listings.
  • CyHire -- Iowa State University’s CyHire -- is a centralized job posting service that provides all qualified ISU students and alumni equal access to employment opportunities.