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  • 89%

    of 2018 kinesiology graduates are employed or in graduate school one year after completing their degrees


    of 2018 kinesiology students graduated with an internship

    Top 10

    Most popular majors at Calvin University includes kinesiology

Kinesiology students go on to find jobs in many fields, with 67 percent of the 2018 graduating class going to graduate school in medicine, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and other areas.

  • Exercise Science

    You will gain expertise enabling you to pursue a vocation with a broad spectrum of clients through personal training, cardiac rehabilitation, health club leadership, or corporate fitness programming. You will be well-prepared for further graduate studies in exercise science, nutrition, physical therapy, occupational therapy, sports medicine, and general medicine. Learn more »

  • Pre-professional Programs

    As a kinesiology major with a pre-professional emphasis, you can choose from pre-physical therapy, pre-physician assistant, or pre-medical. Kinesiology directly supervises our pre-physical therapy. As a physical therapist, you will help your patients to improve mobility, relieve pain, and prevent or limit permanent physical disability. It is an excellent vocation for those who are called to apply their knowledge and compassion in ways which improve the quality of others’ lives. Learn more »

  • Therapeutic Recreation

    Work in hospital or clinical settings with a wide variety of patients. Calvin's program offers the opportunity to be certified as both a therapeutic recreation specialist and as a child life specialist, which will help you land a job in a variety of places like at-risk youth homes or rehabilitation programs. Learn more »

  • Physical Education

    Teach kids and teens how to incorporate physical fitness into their lives. Be a PE teacher in a school system, a coach, a trainer, a fitness program director, or more. Learn more »

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