Any kinesiology major out here?

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  1. jun

    jun Semi-Pro

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    I am a senior college student who's in some sort of quater life crisis. I am an computer engineering major, but am very interested in sports medicine, and considering it for graduate school.

    I am just wondering what people with kinesiology degree (BS or MS) do after they graduate? Do these people work as trainer, physical therapist, go to med school ?

    I know I am posting in a wrong section. But I'd like to get as many answers as possible.....
     
  2. goober

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    You need to define what you want to do in Sports medicine.

    If you want to really practice medicine with athletes you will need to go to medical school.

    If you want to be a physical therapist, there is a graduate school for that (MS degree)

    getting a Phd or MS may be useful for pure research or working for a company in research/product development.

    I knew some Kinesiology majors that went to UCLA, but they all used as a platform for something else i.e med school/graduate school. I don't think any of them got a job right out of college specifically related to their major. If you are close to finishing your Computer engineering degree I would finish it rather than starting a whole major over. You will have to take some prereqs for any above options anyhow.
     
  3. jun

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    I am not considering to change my major. I was considering kinesiology in graduate school. What do people do with MS in kinesiology?
     
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  5. mlee2

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    That's a bit pushing it to change entirely polar fields just like that unless you have some experience in kniesiology.
     
  6. guernica1

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    Going to sports medicine through occupational therapy, physical therapy, or M.D. are all good options.

    To go through the MD route will take essentially 4 years of medical school, 4-5 years or residency depending on whether you want to specialize in Orthopedic Surgery or Physical Medicine/Rehab (non-operative management), then probably a 1-2 year fellowship.

    Not to mention studying very hard to get in school first and then even more once you are in, plus going through all the other joys of residency like overnight call, etc. By that time you may have decided you want to do something different like internal medicine :)

    Physical and occupational therapy is shorter I think 4 years of school plus you'll probably need 1 year to specialize further.

    Anyone can be a trainer you just need to do the necessary coursework.
     

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