Kinesiology: B.S. Kinesiology

Employment Outlook

Expected Growth

The Kinesiology degree provides students with a strong educational foundation upon which to build a career. While many of our students pursue graduate school within 12 months of graduation, a significant number of students obtain immediate employment in the health and fitness industry. Overall employment in the health and fitness industry continues to grow. In fact, the overall employment of professionals in this field in Wisconsin is expected to grow between 13% and 36% through the year 2022 as an increasing number of people spend more time and money on health enhancement, fitness, and illness/disease/disability prevention, and as more businesses recognize the benefits of fitness and wellness programs. As the industry continues to expand and adapt its programs to attract and serve the needs of a diverse and aging population, the need for specially trained professional in the areas of aerobics, strength training, youth and older adult programming, complementary fitness interventions, nutrition, and ergonomics will continue to grow.


Occupation Average 2013 Salary in Wisconsin
Athletic Trainer $46,110
Cardiovascular Technician / Technologist $56,060
Chiropractor $90,170
Community Health Worker $44,480
Exercise Physiologist $51,200
Family & General Medicine Practitioner $189,770
Fitness & Wellness Coordinator $68,630
General/Operations Manager (multi-faceted facility) $103,290
Marketing Manager/Director $109,380
Medical/Health Services Manager $90,780
Nutritionist $53,050
Occupational Therapist $67,380
Occupational Therapy Assistant $46,920
Personal Fitness Trainer / Aerobics Instructor $27,790
Physical Therapist $78,660
Physical Therapy Aide $29,450
Physician Assistant $93,580
Program Director $60,600
Recreational Therapist $38,370
Specialist (Older Adult Fitness, Strength/Conditioning) $41,600
Sports Coach $30,500