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What did you wish you knew before pursuing a degree in kinesiology?

What did you wish you knew before pursuing a degree in #kinesiology? As in, is there anything about that field of study that you wish you had known in advance? Or are there lower level classes you wish you would have taken to prepare you better for higher level courses?


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Jeremy’s Answer

Strengthen knowledge in your core sciences (biology, chemistry, physics, health sciences). Thoroughly research applications for a degree in kinesiology to potential jobs. Although you may love the degree content, make sure you look at job offerings for one who holds that particular degree. Also remember that you have the ability to create; if an appealing job doesn't exist you can create it. Don't be afraid to start your own business. Although the curriculum can be intense, depending on the route you take, (I took many premed classes) I want to reiterate many of the professional job opportunities offered are personal training positions. I think the best route is finding a job(s) that are appealing and then see what type of education is required or equip best to get that job. Let me know if you have any questions!


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Whitney’s Answer

Hi Elizabeth,


I agree a lot with what Jeremy is saying. Think about what you want to do with your kinesiology degree. I have my B.S in Kinesiology and soon after graduation found that there wasn't as much I could do with it as I thought. I ended up going to grad school to get my Master's in Education because of the fact that my Bachelor's wasn't able to get a job that I wanted. I like to think backwards. As Jeremy said, think of what you see yourself doing and then decide from there was major to choose. When I chose Kinesiology as my major I wish I would of known that there wasn't many opportunities with that particular degree other than personal training and grad school. Please feel free to reach out to me if you need anything else as I am very happy to help!

Whitney recommends the following next steps:

Research jobs that you can get with a Kinesiology degree
Think of what kind of career you want and decide which major to pursue

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