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Movement Therapy & Education

61 Bachelor's Degrees Annually
12 Master's Degrees Annually
#81 in Popularity
$57,680 Median Salary

Types of Degrees Movement Therapy & Education Majors Are Getting

The following table lists how many movement therapy and movement education graduations there were in 2020-2021 for each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 61
Master’s Degree 12
Doctor’s Degree 5
Graduate Certificate 2

What Can You Do With a Movement Therapy & Education Major?

Below is a list of occupations associated with movement therapy and movement education:

Job Title Job Growth Rate Median Salary
Therapists 19.9% $50,980

Who Is Getting a Bachelor’s Degree in Movement Therapy & Education?

61 Bachelor's Degrees Annually
69% Percent Women
62% Percent Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
The major attracts more women than men. About 69% of the recent graduates in this field are female.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

At the countrywide level, the racial-ethnic distribution of movement therapy and movement education majors is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 3
Black or African American 14
Hispanic or Latino 17
White 23
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 4

How Much Do Movement Therapy & Education Majors Make?

Salaries According to BLS

Movement Therapy and Movement Education majors often go into careers with median salaries of $57,680. This median refers to all degree levels, so the salary for a person with just a bachelor’s degree may be a little less and the one for a person with an advanced degree may be a little more.

To put that into context, according to BLS data from the first quarter of 2020, the typical high school graduate makes between $30,000 and $57,900 a year (25th through 75th percentile). The average person with a bachelor’s degree (any field) makes between $45,600 and $99,000. Advanced degree holders make the most with salaries between $55,600 and $125,400.

Median Salary for a Movement Therapy & Education Major  57,680
Median Salary for a High School Graduate  ( 30000 to 57900 )
Median Salary for a Bachelor's Degree Holder  ( 45600 to 99000 )
Median Salary for an Advanced Degree Holder  ( 55600 to 125400 )

Online Movement Therapy & Education Programs

In the 2020-2021 academic year, 7 schools offered some type of movement therapy and movement education program. The following table lists the number of programs by degree level, along with how many schools offered online courses in the field.

Degree Level Colleges Offering Programs Colleges Offering Online Classes
Certificate (Less Than 1 Year) 0 0
Certificate (1-2 years) 0 0
Certificate (2-4 Years) 0 0
Associate’s Degree 0 0
Bachelor’s Degree 3 0
Post-Baccalaureate 0 0
Master’s Degree 4 1
Post-Master’s 0 0
Doctor’s Degree (Research) 1 0
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 0 0
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 0 0

Is a Degree in Movement Therapy & Education Worth It?

The median salary for a movement therapy and movement education grad is $57,680 per year. This is based on the weighted average of the most common careers associated with the major.

This is 45% more than the average salary for an individual holding a high school degree. This adds up to a gain of about $355,600 after 20 years!


You may also be interested in one of the following majors related to movement therapy and movement education.

Major Number of Grads
Hypnotherapy/Hypnotherapist 109
Yoga Teacher Training/Yoga Therapy 87
Other Movement and Mind-Body Therapies and Education 18


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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