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85 Bachelor's Degrees Annually
24 Master's Degrees Annually
#73 in Popularity
$54,760 Median Salary

Types of Degrees Kinesiotherapy Majors Are Getting

The following table lists how many kinesiotherapy/kinesiotherapist graduations there were in 2018-2019 for each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 85
Basic Certificate 29
Master’s Degree 24
Associate’s Degree 6

What Kinesiotherapy Majors Need to Know

People with careers related to kinesiotherapy were asked what knowledge areas, skills, and abilities were important for their jobs. They weighted these areas on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the highest.

Knowledge Areas for Kinesiotherapy Majors

Kinesiotherapy majors often go into careers in which the following knowledge areas are important:

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  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • Medicine and Dentistry - Knowledge of the information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities. This includes symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health-care measures.
  • Psychology - Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.
  • Biology - Knowledge of plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, interdependencies, and interactions with each other and the environment.
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

Skills for Kinesiotherapy Majors

When studying kinesiotherapy, you’ll learn many skills that will help you be successful in a wide range of jobs - even those that do not require a degree in the field. The following is a list of some of the most common skills needed for careers associated with this major:

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  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Service Orientation - Actively looking for ways to help people.

Abilities for Kinesiotherapy Majors

As a kinesiotherapy major, you will find yourself needing the following abilities:

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  • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
  • Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
  • Deductive Reasoning - The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
  • Written Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.

What Can You Do With a Kinesiotherapy Major?

Below is a list of occupations associated with kinesiotherapy:

Job Title Job Growth Rate Median Salary
Exercise Physiologists 13.2% $49,270
Physical Therapists 28.0% $87,930

Who Is Getting a Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiotherapy?

85 Bachelor's Degrees Annually
61% Percent Women
18% Percent Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
This major is dominated by women with about 61% of recent graduates being female.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

At the countrywide level, the racial-ethnic distribution of kinesiotherapy majors is as follows:

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Kinesiotherapy Students with Bachelor's Degrees
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 0
Black or African American 9
Hispanic or Latino 3
White 68
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 5

How Much Do Kinesiotherapy Majors Make?

Salaries According to BLS

Kinesiotherapy majors often go into careers where salaries can range from $54,760 to $88,880 (25th to 75th percentile). This range includes 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.

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Some careers associated with kinesiotherapy require an advanced degree while some may not even require a bachelor’s. Whatever the case may be, pursuing more education usually means that more career options will be available to you.

Find out what the typical degree level is for kinesiotherapy careers below.

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Education Level Percentage of Workers
Bachelor’s Degree 18.7%
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate - awarded for completion of an organized program of study; designed for people who have completed a Baccalaureate degree but do not meet the requirements of academic degrees carrying the title of Master. 6.9%
Master’s Degree 46.7%
Post-Master’s Certificate - awarded for completion of an organized program of study; designed for people who have completed a Master’s degree but do not meet the requirements of academic degrees at the doctoral level. 3.6%
First Professional Degree - awarded for completion of a program that: requires at least 2 years of college work before entrance into the program, includes a total of at least 6 academic years of work to complete, and provides all remaining academic requirements to begin practice in a profession. 3.0%
Doctoral Degree 21.3%

Online Kinesiotherapy Programs

In 2018-2019, 9 schools offered a kinesiotherapy program of some type. 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) 1 0
Certificate (1-2 years) 0 0
Certificate (2-4 Years) 0 0
Associate’s Degree 1 0
Bachelor’s Degree 0 0
Post-Baccalaureate 1 0
Master’s Degree 4 0
Post-Master’s 0 0
Doctor’s Degree (Research) 0 0
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 0 0
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 0 0

Is a Degree in Kinesiotherapy Worth It?

The median salary for a kinesiotherapy grad is $54,760 per year. This is based on the weighted average of the most common careers associated with the major.

This is 37% more than the average salary for an individual holding a high school degree. This adds up to a gain of about $297,200 after 20 years!

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You may also be interested in one of the following majors related to kinesiotherapy.

Major Number of Grads
Physical Therapy/Therapist 12,865
Occupational Therapy/Therapist 9,142
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling/Counselor 1,232
Rehabilitation Science 1,164
Therapeutic Recreation/Recreational Therapy 1,079
Other Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions 1,062
Art Therapy/Therapist 711
Music Therapy 655
Orthotist/Prosthetist 333
Assistive/Augmentative Technology and Rehabilitation Engineering 104
Dance Therapy/Therapist 37
Animal-Assisted Therapy 31

References

*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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