Kinesiologist

Kinesiologists work with individuals, groups, families, caregivers and healthcare professionals to apply the principles of biomechanics, anatomy, physiology and psychomotor behaviour to improve health, function and performance. Kinesiologists enhance clients' quality of life through the promotion of physical activity and workplace health and safety, the prevention and management of injury and chronic disease, and the over all improvement of health and performance. Kinesiologists are employed in a variety of sectors, including occupational kinesiology, clinical kinesiology, exercise management, research, sport medicine, administration, sport and fitness industries, hospitals, rehabilitation centres, health and safety organizations, governments and academic institutions.

Skills Required

  • self-confidence combined with leadership and critical thinking skills
  • oral and written communication skills
  • patience and flexibility in their relationships with others
  • aptitude for using equipment
  • problem solving skills
  • an interest in keeping up to date with new technology
  • teamwork skills
  • an interest in scientific research

Education/Training Required

Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology (BScKin) or Bachelor of Kinesiology (BKin)

Schools Offering Career Program

Acadia University
Dalhousie University
Memorial University
St. Francis Xavier University
University of New Brunswick
University of Prince Edward Island

Average Starting Salary
$31,200

Growth Rate
Varies

Education Required
4 years