Your complete guide to studying Kinesiology

Everything you need to know about studying Kinesiology

part of Medicine & Health

Kinesiology teaches the movement dynamics of the human body, and how sport and physical activity can enhance and preserve people’s health. Professionals in this filed use Kinesiology principles to help clients stay fit and prevent disease, speed up someone’s recovery after an operation or injury or increase the mobility of people with disabilities.

During a Bachelor’s or Master’s in Kinesiology, you can expect to study topics like motor learning, biomechanics, exercise physiology, advanced exercise metabolism, functional anatomy, and exercise science.

As a future Kinesiology practitioner, you have the option to choose from a wide range of specialisations. For example, while Exercise Science allows you to help people stay fit or increase their performance, Kinesiology and Physical Therapy prepares you to help people relax and recover after injuries. Other specialisations such as Fitness and Nutrition or Athletic Training are available as well.

To become a successful Kinesiology practitioner, you must excel in active listening, communication, leadership, coaching, patience, among other skills. These abilities enable you to know and understand the people you work with.

Kinesiologists can work in various areas and settings, including clinics, private studios, sports teams, or schools. Some of the most common job titles are chiropractor, athletic trainer, physical therapist, recreational therapist, etc.

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