Kinesiology and Health Education Career Paths

Professor Steven Kornguth talking with students during class.

A degree in Kinesiology and Health Education (KHE) opens doors for a wide variety of rewarding careers. Many graduates become fitness instructors and personal trainers, helping clients to maximize workouts, meet fitness goals, and improve their overall health and well-being. Some KHE majors find employment as fitness instructors or entrepreneurs. For other graduates, KHE leads to employment opportunities within the field of education. A degree in KHE allows for careers from coaching to managing sports programs at all levels. Many KHE majors also go on to pursue advanced degrees.

Remember, a degree does not equal a career. Many employers focus on the skills and experiences you have gained during your undergraduate experience rather than on the degree itself.

To connect with UT alumni from your major, visit HookedIn. This is a prime opportunity to learn how fellow Longhorns shaped their career paths.

Explore potential career paths for each KHE major below.

Career Assessment

Texas Career Engagement is open to all University of Texas at Austin students. The center offers assessments designed to help you see how your personality, interests, and strengths fit with different kinds of careers. The two assessments offered are the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and the Strong Interest Inventory.  The fee to take both assessments is $40 and includes a workshop focused on interpreting the results.

Additional Resources for Healthcare Careers 

Many KHE students pursue careers in the field of healthcare. Consider the following resources:

If you are unsure of which career path is right for you, schedule an appointment with your Career Engagement Coordinator on Handshake

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