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Health and Kinesiology

Help others understand the importance of wellness and health-related fitness in a contemporary society

Health and kinesiology involve studying human movement, designing strength training programs, creating health behavior change strategies, learning about the prevention and treatment of athletic injuries, teaching physical education classes, understanding health promotion and disease prevention, teaching group fitness classes, and more.

Career Information

Austin Community College’s Health and Kinesiology Program prepares you to pursue a career in fitness instruction, rehabilitation, coaching, or sports management. You also may transfer your ACC degree to a bachelor’s degree program at a four-year institution.

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Job Titles & Career Information

Clinical Research Coordinators
61.29 Hourly Wage 242 Currently Employed
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.
242 Clinical Research Coordinators are employed. This number is expected to increase by 7.44 % over the next four years.
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Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers
10.04 Hourly Wage 1172 Currently Employed
Monitor recreational areas, such as pools, beaches, or ski slopes to provide assistance and protection to participants.
1172 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers are employed. This number is expected to increase by 6.74 % over the next four years.
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Dietitians and Nutritionists
26.73 Hourly Wage 354 Currently Employed
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.
354 Dietitians and Nutritionists are employed. This number is expected to increase by 11.02 % over the next four years.
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Physical Therapists
41.77 Hourly Wage 1261 Currently Employed
Assess, plan, organize, and participate in rehabilitative programs that improve mobility, relieve pain, increase strength, and improve or correct disabling conditions resulting from disease or injury.
1261 Physical Therapists are employed. This number is expected to increase by 13.16 % over the next four years.
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Dietetic Technicians
16.58 Hourly Wage 90 Currently Employed
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.
90 Dietetic Technicians are employed. This number is expected to increase by 13.33 % over the next four years.
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Athletic Trainers
21.17 Hourly Wage 281 Currently Employed
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.
281 Athletic Trainers are employed. This number is expected to increase by 9.25 % over the next four years.
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Fitness and Wellness Coordinators
26.17 Hourly Wage 205 Currently Employed
Manage or coordinate fitness and wellness programs and services. Manage and train staff of wellness specialists, health educators, or fitness instructors.
205 Fitness and Wellness Coordinators are employed. This number is expected to increase by 10.73 % over the next four years.
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Exercise Physiologists
24.62 Hourly Wage 75 Currently Employed
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.
75 Exercise Physiologists are employed. This number is expected to increase by 8 % over the next four years.
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Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors
21.42 Hourly Wage 2295 Currently Employed
Instruct or coach groups or individuals in exercise activities. Demonstrate techniques and form, observe participants, and explain to them corrective measures necessary to improve their skills.
2295 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors are employed. This number is expected to increase by 9.54 % over the next four years.
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Physical Therapist Assistants
32.46 Hourly Wage 417 Currently Employed
Assist physical therapists in providing physical therapy treatments and procedures. May, in accordance with State laws, assist in the development of treatment plans, carry out routine functions, document the progress of treatment, and modify specific treatments in accordance with patient status and within the scope of treatment plans established by a physical therapist. Generally requires formal training.
417 Physical Therapist Assistants are employed. This number is expected to increase by 15.83 % over the next four years.
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Physical Therapist Aides
13.31 Hourly Wage 308 Currently Employed
Under close supervision of a physical therapist or physical therapy assistant, perform only delegated, selected, or routine tasks in specific situations. These duties include preparing the patient and the treatment area.
308 Physical Therapist Aides are employed. This number is expected to increase by 13.96 % over the next four years.
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Recreational Therapists
24.59 Hourly Wage 88 Currently Employed
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.
88 Recreational Therapists are employed. This number is expected to increase by 9.09 % over the next four years.
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