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LCR is part of the overall University of Calgary re-entry strategy. We are working to restore some essential services as quickly as possible in a way that is safe for you - our users- and our staff and in the context of the overall campus re-entry plan. We will continue to offer our suite of online services and will also be expanding access to online books and resources. Virtual service hours today: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM. 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Physical locations remain closed. You can return your books to the exterior book drop on the East side of the TFDL. More information on the Covid 19 page.

Career Services Degree Profiles

These degree profiles look at potential jobs, key skills & atributes, associations & professional development and great books which relate to each degree and its potential career path.

Faculty of Kinesiology

The first question many students have about Kinesiology is, "What can you do with a Kinesiology degree?" The answer is many, many things. Kinesiology is the study of human movement and it is fundamentally concerned with human health and wellness. As a result you'll find that a Kinesiology degree is an excellent spring-board to many careers in sports, recreation, health and fitness and education.

It's also a great stepping stone to secondary education and many of our undergraduates have gone on to pursue further education in fields such as medicine, chiropracty, physiotherapy or dentistry.

Key Skills & Knowledge

  • Active Listening
  • Assessment
  • Coaching
  • Communication (excellent oral and written skills)
  • Counseling
  • Critical Thinking
  • Ethical Reasoning
  • Instructing
  • Intercultural sensitivity/awareness
  • Multi-tasking
  • Organization
  • Prescription (exercise)
  • Statistical Analysis
  • Stress Management
  • Teaching
  • Teamwork

Sample Job Titles

Please note some of these positions may require further training, certification or education. Check out the occupational profiles to review the full details for the occupations that interest you at alis.alberta.ca/occinfo

  • Active Living Specialist
  • Athletic Therapist
  • Biomechanist
  • Cardiopulmonary Technologist
  • Chiropractor
  • Coach
  • Dancer
  • Dietician
  • Ergonomist
  • Exercise Physiologist
  • Firefighter
  • Fitness Instructor
  • Health and Wellness Educator/Promoter
  • Kinesiologist
  • Manager – Corporate Wellness/Sport and Recreation
  • Nurse
  • Nuclear Medicine Technologist (X-Ray, MRI Techs)
  • Nutritional Consultation
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Osteopath
  • Outreach Coordinator
  • Paramedic
  • Personal Trainer
  • Physical Education Instructor/Teacher
  • Physician
  • Physiotherapist
  • Police Officer
  • Recreation and Sport Administrator
  • Rehabilitation Specialist
  • Researcher
  • Respiratory Therapist
  • Strength and Conditioning Specialist
  • Sports Administrator
  • Sports Marketing Specialist

Potential Industries

  • Government facilities for special
    needs populations
  • Athletic equipment companies
  • Elementary and secondary schools
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Cccupational health departments
  • Sport and fitness centres
  • Professional and amateur sport organizations
  • Hospitals and primary health care settings 
  • Comprehensive health care clinics
  • Post-secondary education institutions
  • Sport governing bodies
  • Recreation facilities

Publications

Key Contacts

Undergraduate Advising Office

Faculty of Kinesiology, KNB 137/142

E: knesinfo@ucalgary.ca, knespracticum@ucalgary.ca
T: 403-220-7018

W: kinesiology.ucalgary.ca
W: https://www.ucalgary.ca/knes/future-students/career-paths

 

Career Services
MacEwan Student Centre, Room 188
T: 403.220.8020
E: csstdnt@ucalgary.ca
W: ucalgary.ca/careers

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