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Field of Study: Exercise Science and Kinesiotherapy

Introduction

Exercise science and kinesiotherapy programs prepare people to teach therapeutic exercise to patients under the supervision of a physician.

 

Overview

Exercise science and kinesiotherapy programs include topics such as:

  • Human anatomy
  • Kinesiology
  • Therapeutic exercise and adapted physical education
  • Motor learning and performance
  • Patient assessment and management

Concentrations
In exercise science and kinesiotherapy programs students may be able to specialize in:

  • Exercise physiology
  • Kinesiology and exercise science
  • Physical fitness

Internships
Internships allow students to develop skills. Many exercise science and kinesiotherapy programs require students to complete an internship.

Schools
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.