Field of Study: Exercise Science and Kinesiotherapy
Exercise science and kinesiotherapy programs prepare people to teach therapeutic exercise to patients under the supervision of a physician.
Exercise science and kinesiotherapy programs include topics such as:
- Human anatomy
- Therapeutic exercise and adapted physical education
- Motor learning and performance
- Patient assessment and management
In exercise science and kinesiotherapy programs students may be able to specialize in:
- Exercise physiology
- Kinesiology and exercise science
- Physical fitness
Internships allow students to develop skills. Many exercise science and kinesiotherapy programs require students to complete an internship.
Several community colleges and other 2-year schools offer associate degree programs in exercise science and kinesiotherapy. An associate degree usually takes two years to complete. After earning an associate degree students can transfer to a college or university for further study.
Many colleges and universities offer bachelor's degrees in exercise science and kinesiotherapy. A bachelor's degree usually takes about four years of full-time study.
Many colleges and universities offer graduate degrees in exercise science and kinesiotherapy. A master's degree typically requires two years of study beyond a bachelor's degree. Doctoral (PhD) degree programs usually require two or more years of study beyond the master's degree.