Associate of Arts Degree in Kinesiology

Salary

  • Athletic trainer, $42,690*
  • Coach at school or college, $28,360*
  • Choreographer, $30,000*
  • Dance Instructor, $37,580*
  • Exercise physiologist, $42,690*
  • Fitness instructor, 31,720*
  • Health educator, $41,830*
  • Massage therapist, $35,970*
  • Physical therapist, $79,860*
  • Recreational therapist, $42,280*
  • Health Specialties Teacher, Postsecondary, $99,925.13**
  • Recreation and Fitness Studies Teacher, Postsecondary, $99,925.13**
  • Therapists, All Other, $87,902.54**

*Bureau of Labor Statistics 2012 annual mean wage. Most positions require bachelor’s degree or above.

**Source: EMSI, 2021.1 dataset for San Bernardino and Riverside counties

Career Info

An education in kinesiology can lead to a career as a physical therapist, coach, fitness trainer or dance instructor. It is also the foundation for four-year college studies in allied health fields, such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, physician assistant, exercise physiology, biomechanics, sport psychology, nutrition, and human growth and motor development.

Potential Careers

  • Athlete
  • Athletic trainer
  • Choreographer
  • Coach at school or college
  • Corporate wellness manager
  • Dancer
  • Dance instructor
  • Exercise physiologist
  • Fitness choreographer
  • Fitness instructor
  • Health educator
  • Massage therapist
  • Personal trainer
  • Physical therapist
  • Physical education instructor
  • Professional coach
  • Recreational therapist
  • Strength and conditioning coach