Education

Education

Health and Kinesiology

Wellness, fitness, and injury prevention/rehabilitation experts help people of all ages lead healthier lives. As a student in this program, you’ll study human movement, strength training, health behavior, disease prevention, and more. You’ll be prepared for a career in a number of health-related fields or to transfer to a bachelor’s degree program.

Job Titles & Career Information

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  • Clinical Research Coordinators

    Plan, direct, or coordinate clinical research projects. Direct the activities of workers engaged in clinical research projects to ensure compliance with protocols and overall clinical objectives. May evaluate and analyze clinical data.

    Hourly Wage: $61.29

    Currently Employed: 248

    Projections:

    248 people are employed as Clinical Research Coordinators. This number is expected to increase by 6.45% over the next four years.

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  • Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers

    Monitor recreational areas, such as pools, beaches, or ski slopes to provide assistance and protection to participants.

    Hourly Wage: $10.04

    Currently Employed: 1198

    Projections:

    1198 people are employed as Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers. This number is expected to increase by 6.59% over the next four years.

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  • Dietitians and Nutritionists

    Plan and conduct food service or nutritional programs to assist in the promotion of health and control of disease. May supervise activities of a department providing quantity food services, counsel individuals, or conduct nutritional research.

    Hourly Wage: $26.73

    Currently Employed: 366

    Projections:

    366 people are employed as Dietitians and Nutritionists. This number is expected to increase by 9.84% over the next four years.

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  • Dietetic Technicians

    Assist in the provision of food service and nutritional programs, under the supervision of a dietitian. May plan and produce meals based on established guidelines, teach principles of food and nutrition, or counsel individuals.

    Hourly Wage: $16.58

    Currently Employed: 94

    Projections:

    94 people are employed as Dietetic Technicians. This number is expected to increase by 11.7% over the next four years.

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  • Athletic Trainers

    Evaluate and advise individuals to assist recovery from or avoid athletic-related injuries or illnesses, or maintain peak physical fitness. May provide first aid or emergency care.

    Hourly Wage: $21.17

    Currently Employed: 289

    Projections:

    289 people are employed as Athletic Trainers. This number is expected to increase by 8.65% over the next four years.

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  • Fitness and Wellness Coordinators

    Manage or coordinate fitness and wellness programs and services. Manage and train staff of wellness specialists, health educators, or fitness instructors.

    Hourly Wage: $26.17

    Currently Employed: 212

    Projections:

    212 people are employed as Fitness and Wellness Coordinators. This number is expected to increase by 9.43% over the next four years.

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  • Exercise Physiologists

    Assess, plan, or implement fitness programs that include exercise or physical activities such as those designed to improve cardiorespiratory function, body composition, muscular strength, muscular endurance, or flexibility.

    Hourly Wage: $24.62

    Currently Employed: 77

    Projections:

    77 people are employed as Exercise Physiologists. This number is expected to increase by 7.79% over the next four years.

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  • Recreational Therapists

    Plan, direct, or coordinate medically-approved recreation programs for patients in hospitals, nursing homes, or other institutions. Activities include sports, trips, dramatics, social activities, and arts and crafts. May assess a patient condition and recommend appropriate recreational activity.

    Hourly Wage: $24.59

    Currently Employed: 91

    Projections:

    91 people are employed as Recreational Therapists. This number is expected to increase by 7.69% over the next four years.

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Data analysis of traditional and real-time labor market information (LMI) provided in collaboration with Emsi (Economic Modeling Specialists International), a CareerBuilder company.

Program Map

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Awards in This Program

Associate of Science

  • Health
  • Kinesiology

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