Top Kinesiology degree career choice includes (PT) Physical Therapist
CBU Online and Professional Studies students will emerge from the program with a broad understanding of the principles of Kinesiology. Amongst the top careers for graduates with an online bachelor degree in Kinesiology include becoming a Physical Therapist.
What is Kinesiology?
With a degree in Kinesiology, students will learn the foundations of Kinesiology, the science behind nutrition, how to care for and prevent athletic injuries, first aid and safety procedures, as well as the anatomy associated with the movement of the body. Our courses are offered to athletic enthusiasts, those who wish to start a career in Kinesiology, or those seeking to reach their professional and personal goals that may have been started, but never finished.
Kinesiology students will not only learn the foundations of Kinesiology, but also obtain a marketable set of skills employers today seek. Through CBU's Online and Professional Studies program, students will learn how to effectively integrate their faith, ethics, and Christian morals into the work-place. By completing an online bachelor's degree in Kinesiology, students will be recognized as excellent candidates for graduate programs in Kinesiology, athletic training, and other areas of advanced study.
Career Highlight: Physical Therapist (PT)
Graduates of California Baptist University's Online and Professional Studies Kinesiology Bachelor's Degree Program have the opportunity to live their purpose and pursue a career path in a variety of professions or pursue graduate studies. Amongst the Kinesiology degree path, one of its most prominent career choices includes being a Physical Therapist.
Physical therapists work can be a mix of routine tasks including applying research and proven techniques to help rehabilitate and improve mobility, relieve pain, or increase strength. Physical therapists are often considered for alternatives to surgery and can help relieve symptoms dealing with arthritis, back pain, knee pain, obesity, strokes, or overuse injuries. Physical therapists are often required to develop a fitness- and wellness-oriented program to tailor the needs of specific individuals. Physical therapists are most known for building and improving mobility while managing pain, and have a great background of skill sets such as assessing, planning, and organizing.
Physical therapists today have vast opportunities for career advancement, whether in public or private practices, hospitals, schools, or nursing homes. According to a recent research study by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) from 2010-2020 there will be a demand of 19,000-25,000 physical therapists to accommodate the required needs of American healthcare demands.
The average American makes around $40,000 a year, whereas the average physical therapist salary makes around $75,000 a year and the lower 10% of physical therapists make $64,000 yearly. Along with great pay you may also be entitled to certain benefits such as social security, 401k/ 401b, disability, healthcare, pension, or time off.
Graduates looking to pursue a career as a physical therapist should exhibit the ability to asses, plan, and organize. When dealing with ones health a huge amount of effort in all that you do is mandatory to your overall success.
Why CBU Online?
California Baptist University’s Online and Professional Studies Degree Program is set to position students for career entry and mobility in the arenas of fitness, athletic training, teaching, coaching, as well as allied health-related fields. CBU’s online Kinesiology degree program covers a breadth of knowledge that confidently prepares students to pursue their professional goals. Blending physical education and exercise science courses, the program’s academically rigorous curriculum uniquely positions students to become educators while also providing a solid foundation for graduate studies.
With small, interactive classes, Bachelors in Kinesiology students receive individual attention from passionate instructors while also learning from the diverse experiences and perspectives of fellow students. The intimate learning environment encourages students to develop interpersonal and team-building skills, while also developing networks and supportive relationships. Emphasizing experiential learning through practical application of theory, Kinesiology coursework incorporates hands-on assignments based on real-world scenarios.
The classes within the OPS BA program are offered in one of two formats—residential hybrid format involving face-to-face interactions on the main campus or at one of our education centers coupled with a significant online enhancement and an asynchronous online format that allows students to work at their own pace—utilizing a convenient, accelerated schedule with the most current technology to support live interactions between students and faculty.
Want more information?
CBU online is now accepting applications for the online Kinesiology degree program. To apply or find out more information regarding CBU’s Online & Professional Programs, please visit www.cbuonline.edu, or contact Admissions at 877-CBU-3608.
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