Kinesiology Career Resource Manual
- Also known as a Certified Kinesiologist.
- May work in areas such as: exercise rehabilitation and assessment, functional rehabilitation and assessment, disability management, ergonomic assessments and consulting, health and wellness promotion.
- Job duties may include: performing functional assessments, functional conditioning prescriptions, return to work planning, job site visits or evaluations, along with the duties of an exercise therapist.
- Need a degree in Kinesiology, or other related area (biomechanics, exercise physiology, motor learning, anatomy, psychomotor behaviour).
- Exercise Rehabilitation and Assessment
- Work as a team with other health care professionals such as physical therapists, chiropractors, massage therapists, occupational therapists, psychologists, dieticians, etc.
- Job duties may include: fitness assessments, exercise prescription and health education.
- Work predominantly with unhealthy and injured populations
- Find jobs in hospitals, physical therapy clinics, senior or special care homes
- It is highly recommended that an individual is certified as a Professional Fitness and Lifestyle Consultant (PFLC), especially to work in Saskatchewan.
- Work for insurance companies, disability management companies, workers compensation boards.
- Job duties may include: return to work conditioning, workplace or home ergonomic assessments, functional capacity evaluations, case management.
- Work for universities, physical therapy clinics, sports rehabilitation centers, fitness assessment centers.
- Job duties may include: biomechanical evaluation of movement, movement specific/muscle specific exercise prescription and/or exercise program, planning/periodization, evaluation of sport-specific athletic components such as power, speed, agility, coordination, etc.
HEALTH AND FITNESS COORDINATION
- Work in fitness centers to coordinate all aspects of health and fitness.
- A degree in Kinesiology or other related area is highly recommended.
- Job duties may include: Supervision of day-to-day operations of the facility (staffing, scheduling, equipment maintenance, marketing to specific groups, assessing the needs of users), management of fitness classes (staffing, scheduling, ensuring program is keeping up with industry trends, providing a diversity of classes for all populations), general testing and corporate fitness (providing fitness assessments and consultations, personal training services, developing corporate testing and training services depending on the company and their interests)