This major is a program that prepares individuals, under the direction of physicians, to treat the effects of disease, injury, and congenital disorders through therapeutic exercise and education.
Includes instruction in human anatomy, human physiology, kinesiology, biomechanics, therapeutic exercise and adapted physical education, human growth and development, motor learning and performance, testing and measurement, first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation, psychology, rehabilitation procedures, patient assessment and management, and professional standards and ethics.
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What can you do with a major/degree in Kinesiotherapy/Kinesiotherapist Major?
As a Kinesiotherapist, you work with those who need rehabilitation with movement and strength. Working with physicians, you put together exercise programs to help individuals restore mobility. Patients often see a Kinesiotherapist as part of a prescription from a licensed physician.
Job opportunities for Kinesiotherapists are very strong in the future as this career subsector is expected to see a ten percent (10%) growth 2018-2028.
Kinesiotherapists need to successfully complete a bachelor’s degree Kinesiotherapist program from a university accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs.
Trade Associations and Professional Organizations in Kinesiotherapy/Kinesiotherapist Major
Professional associations are groups of professionals dedicated to topics in specific fields. Professional associations provide a wealth of online resources, some of which are geared specifically towards students. These organizations typically also host conferences and events, providing great opportunities for learning and networking across your field of interest.
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