Kinesiology

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    Feb 18, 2011 1:39 PM GMT
    Hi everyone.
    Anyone here is doing or will do or have done studies in kinesiology?
    I completed recently a bachelor of Administration but I dont like it and I am really heading towards going back studying and doing another three years in kinesiology.
    Since this is RealJock, I thought some people could have good advice for me
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    Feb 18, 2011 2:46 PM GMT
    I think it depends on ultimately what you would like to do with your degree. What stands out about Kinesiology to you? There are a variety of careers that encompany knowledge about kinesiology from Athletic trainer, exercise physiologist, Massage/Bodyworker (structural bodywork), personal trainer (certifying bodies have different designations that go more in depth), Coach, doctor, physical therapist etc. You get the idea. Some are going to require a lot more schooling than others. A bachelor's in Administration can be very beneficial if you want to work for yourself one day. However, whether that's feasible or not depends on which route you'd want to go. All of the careers above have different training requirements so I think it's really important to know which way you want to go, and what you have to do to get there before you take the plunge.
  • jgymnast733

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    Feb 18, 2011 4:38 PM GMT
    Being a former Gymnast and Dancer - Kinesiology was the tool the tool i needed to me over the top....I still put some of those principles into practice.
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    Feb 19, 2011 4:05 AM GMT
    I mentioned this in a previous thread. If I had the time/money to go back to school, I would get a degree in kinesiology for sure. Then try to get a job in an area that involves sports training on a professional or collegiate level.
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    Feb 19, 2011 9:25 PM GMT
    I decided to apply for kinesiology (dealine is next week!). Back to being a student in september!!!
    I need a new job until september, so I might need to try another administration job to make sure i really hate it.
    I think I want to go the entrepreneur way and have my own company later,have my own bootcamps,maybe have my gym so I think kinesiology will definitely help me to achieve that.
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    Feb 19, 2011 9:30 PM GMT
    I'm currently a kinesiology student going for a career somewhat related to athletic training. All I can suggest for you is to think about what you would like to accomplish in your life and then hone in on how to achieve that. If you want another career for the sake of leaving your other "boring" one, think about what you would like to in life and not learn for background information or as a general hobby.
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    Feb 19, 2011 9:31 PM GMT
    I have many friends that did kinesiology, and 3 of them are in med school. Many are PTs and gym owners. Three are coaches at the collegiate level. One is a newscaster. Hahaha! You can do many things with the degree...plus it's fun as hell!
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    Feb 19, 2011 9:39 PM GMT
    snowboarder saidI decided to apply for kinesiology (dealine is next week!). Back to being a student in september!!!
    I need a new job until september, so I might need to try another administration job to make sure i really hate it.
    I think I want to go the entrepreneur way and have my own company later,have my own bootcamps,maybe have my gym so I think kinesiology will definitely help me to achieve that.


    Honestly, you can learn how to run a bootcamp by getting a personal training certificate and working at a gym. If you want to be an entrepreneur and own your own gym, dont need a kinesiology degree either. Kinesiology is a precursor to Athletic Training, physical therapy, coaching, etc. Once you finish a kinesiology degree, you still have to get more education to obtain your ultimate goal.

    My advice is getting a personal training certificate and start working at a gym. This will tell you if you have the talents to work with people (even the difficult and obnoxious ones). If you are interested in sports medicine, get a degree in athletic training. Just don't end up being a life long student with no job and no money when you reach the finish line.

    What about administration do you hate so much?
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    Feb 19, 2011 9:48 PM GMT
    I did a kinesiology degree. Unfortunately, I picked an option in it that leads to grad school. In retrospect, I wish I did the option that prepares you to be a personal trainer so I could at least have more experience. For now, that's my perspective. That said, after I finish my master's degree, I'm sure I'll be ahead as a sports dietitian with all the education.
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    Feb 20, 2011 6:17 AM GMT
    catfish5 said
    snowboarder saidI decided to apply for kinesiology (dealine is next week!). Back to being a student in september!!!
    I need a new job until september, so I might need to try another administration job to make sure i really hate it.
    I think I want to go the entrepreneur way and have my own company later,have my own bootcamps,maybe have my gym so I think kinesiology will definitely help me to achieve that.


    Honestly, you can learn how to run a bootcamp by getting a personal training certificate and working at a gym. If you want to be an entrepreneur and own your own gym, dont need a kinesiology degree either. Kinesiology is a precursor to Athletic Training, physical therapy, coaching, etc. Once you finish a kinesiology degree, you still have to get more education to obtain your ultimate goal.

    My advice is getting a personal training certificate and start working at a gym. This will tell you if you have the talents to work with people (even the difficult and obnoxious ones). If you are interested in sports medicine, get a degree in athletic training. Just don't end up being a life long student with no job and no money when you reach the finish line.

    What about administration do you hate so much?


    Career wise, I would see myself doing athletic training,coaching,physical therapy, so I would definitely need a kinesiology degree. I would love to have my own bootcamps or work in a gym during the studies, but not for a 30 years career.
    I will try right away to work in a gym to see how I would like it. The thing is that I need to apply next week if I want to start in september (but you can say no if I get accepted in a few months).
    What I dont like about administration is how boring and routine the job become. You have to do everyone's shitty work for a lot of year to have a chance of doing something more interesting. I dont like 9 to 5 routine. And I dont like the fact that you dont actually need a degree in administration since you dont use anything that you learn during your bachelor so basically even if they are asking for a bachelor,everyone could do the job.
  • Desmondlug

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    Feb 20, 2011 6:27 AM GMT
    My original major was computer science until I realized how much I hated it. Sitting in front of a computer forever with a bag of chips hehe. The math was mundane and hard. I decided to change it to Kinesiology and I love it. Its a good degree. Im glad I realized early on that kinesiology is what I truly love. Mine is preparation for grad school, it encompasses more glasses than all the others such a personal training or coaching.