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The human body was made to move! From communication between the brain and spinal cord to oxygen delivery from the heart and lungs to the muscular forces that propel your body into motion, the function of human movement is fascinatingly complex. If you’re looking for colleges with kinesiology majors, get ready to roll up your sleeves. At Gordon, you’ll engage in hands-on learning with real patients as you investigate how movement is impacted by disease, age, injury and other factors. The kinesiology major provides exceptional preparation for graduate school in medicine and allied health fields. Choose a concentration below to learn more about different areas of the kinesiology major.


What can you do with a kinesiology degree?

A kinesiology degree is a gateway to diverse careers that promote health, wellness, and human performance, all underpinned by a profound understanding of the human body and its capabilities. As a graduate in this field, you might work as a research scientist, physical therapist, or occupational therapist, where your skills can help individuals recover from injuries and improve their physical abilities.

Or you could work in sports as a coach, fitness consultant, or athletic trainer, using your knowledge of human movement to help athletes optimize their performance. You could also venture into health education or public health, developing programs that encourage healthier lifestyles within communities. The beauty of a kinesiology major is its versatility, offering a pathway to clinical and non-clinical roles in the health and wellness sector. To learn more about kinesiology jobs you can consider, select a concentration above.


For more information, contact:

Sean Clark
Professor of Kinesiology

P 978 867 4844

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