Are there any double majors that go best with kinesiology?
Are there any double majors that go best with kinesiology? As in, are there majors that employers are looking for that can be helpful in conjunction with a degree in kinesiology?
If you are planning to further your education after undergrad, there are many options. If you plan to go more of a motor learning/ biomechanics route, math or physics would be best. If you are more interested in physical therapy or athletic training, I’ve found students successfully double major in psychology or physiology and become well rounded clinicians. Business administration/ management or public health is a good option if your goal is to become a wellness director or work in policy change.
On the other hand, if you plan to enter the workforce after undergrad (or plan to have further your education part time while your employer pays for tuition), it may be a better use of your time to have vigorous internships and/or research opportunities than devoting time to extra classes for a double major. For example, internships will likely open the door for employment after college if you plan to have a career in cardiac rehab. Getting involved in faculty research as a data collector or transcriber will help most if your goal is clinical research.
However, I understand double majors are mandatory for some programs. If that is the case and you are are unsure of your career goals, I would suggest you stick with psychology or physiology if you’re leaning towards treating patients; public health or business if you’re leaning towards implementing wellness changes.
It ultimately depends on what you want to do with your career. If you want to go to physical therapy school biology is a good choice as you will be taking many of the pre reqs for it. You should probably really think about what you want to do after you graduate from undergrad and ask yourself how you’re going to get there. From there you can better identify how to tailor your education.
It really varies. When I was in undergrad I studied exercise science and took classes for a minor in coaching. I wanted to be a strength coach. If you want to open your own business maybe pursue a MBA after.
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