Kinesiology (the study of physical activity) is on the move. For many years, the discipline of kinesiology was associated with coaching careers, but that’s no longer the case.  As reported in Inside Higher Ed, the American Kinesiology Association (AKA) states that “the number of undergraduate kinesiology majors grew 50 percent from 2003 to 2008, to more than 26,000 students, making it one of the fastest-growing majors in the country”.  State universities are especially feeling the growing pains. University of Maryland, for example, experienced a 63% increase from 2002 to 2007. What’s the draw?  Students majoring in kinesiology understand the future career opportunities available to medical related professionals. And, according to the AKA,  more than half are developing skills as athletic trainers, occupational therapists or physician assistants. Go to www.americankinesiology.org to learn more about this exciting field of study.

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