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Tackle chronic disease. Champion fitness. Study the science of human movement and prepare for a career that improves lives.

Kinesiology Careers

Kinesiology graduates work in a wide variety of fields that improve the way our bodies move and perform.

Some of our graduates' careers include:

  • Athletic Director

  • Athletic Scout

  • Athletic Trainer

  • Camp Owner/Director

  • Cardiac Rehabilitation Therapist

  • Certified Orthotist

  • Certified Prosthetist

  • Chiropractor

  • Clinical Exercise Specialist

  • Coach

  • Corporate Wellness Manager

  • Epidemiologist

  • Ergonomic Researcher/Designer

  • Exercise Physiologist

  • Exercise Physiology Nurse

  • Exercise Program Director

  • Fitness Instructor

  • Fitness Specialist

  • Health Educator

  • Nutritionist

  • Occupational Therapist

  • Performance Enhancement Specialist

  • Personal Trainer

  • Pharmaceutical Sales Consultant

  • Physical Education Teacher

  • Physical Therapist

  • Physician

  • Physician Assistant

  • Pro Sports Fundraiser

  • Professor

  • Recreation and Fitness Manager

  • Recreation Therapist

  • Rehabilitation Therapist

  • Researcher

  • Respiratory Therapist

  • Sporting Attire Manufacturer’s Consultant

  • Sports & Fitness Equipment Designer

  • Sports Administration

  • Sports Massage Therapist

  • Sport Psychologist

  • Strength & Conditioning Coach

  • Umpire/Referee

Alumni in the workforce

  • Ariana Mazza

    Class of 2011

    B.S. 2011

    Physical Therapist at Select Medical

  • Dr. Bryce Rutter

    Class of 1987

    Ph.D. 1987

    Founder and CEO at Metaphase Design Group

  • Gabrielle Szwajca

    Class of 2012

    B.S. 2012

    Optometrist at The Art of Vision Eyecare Associates

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    Tom Scotty

    Class of 1986

    Chief Operating Officer, RedShelf

    Tom Scotty began his professional career as an award-winning diving coach at University of California campuses in San Diego and Los Angeles. When he and his family returned to Illinois in the mid-1990s, he decided to become involved in educational publishing. He joined Macmillan, a top five higher education publishing company, as a sales representative in Chicago. Over the next several years, he rose through the ranks, ultimately being named co-president of the company in 2012. He successfully took on the responsibility of driving revenue and profit growth in North America while accelerating the company’s transition from print to digital content. In 2014, he joined RedShelf, a leading provider of eTextbooks, as chief operating officer.