business channel marlow butter tiger fitness comm I'm Alex all your channels are amazing and you give out great knowledge I'll continue to watch your videos until you decide to do something better with higher pay I hope he doesn't think I'm making money for my videos it's not what I do a businessman anyways what careers can I start with a kinesiology exercise science major I always thought about going into the business field surrounding health and fitness but completely not sure yet can you tell me how to start my career search after college or what kind of jobs I can get with this major thanks my opinion on kinesiology and Exercise Science is unless you're going to move on and get your master's degree I really don't think it's a um a field that's very lucrative in fact I started out my college career as a kinesiology major because every football player goes into kinesiology because we think we want to do something related to athletics then I looked into PT and everything and all the careers surrounding it and personal training and I looked and I saw the kinesiology Exercise Science you're coming out of college I at mine when I graduated which was a long time ago when I went to school and I was a freshman picking new average salary coming out of college like twenty-two thousand dollars I'm like fuck that man hell no I lived in California you can't do shit with twenty-two thousand dollars so what I did is I went into the business field or marketing marketing for me translates into sales and look what I'm doing now I mean I was able to get side credentials and work with different people and become a trainer you don't need a degree if you look at the trainers and everybody you look at honey and all the guys making all the fucking money training people they don't have a degree in shit you know these guys don't have any sports science sports exercise degrees a lot of probably anyone got a high school I mean it's all about experience and learning I don't really think it holds as much weight so if you're looking at being a trainer i don't i don't recommend becoming a personal trainer for a career it's topsy turvy the hours are are very very demanding it's it's not very lucrative for the most part and the hours and it's very seasonal where one one you know you'll make good money the beginning of the year from the resolution errs and then the summer it dies down dies down again in the winter it's um it I've done it before it's fucked up so what I would do if I were you is I create if kinesiology is really the best thing for you to do I would rather see you going into the business field and getting a minor in kinesiology or Exercise Science that minor will carry enough weight where if you're going for a bit a job in pertaining to whatever business you're going into whatever your your goals are whatever you like to do and you have that background in kinesiology you could get into companies in their business part of their not at but you know the business part of their company and utilize the business and the kinesiology degree to have the background in both so that's what I recommend and I could start your career search um the college Career Center is always a good part and start with an internship if you're if you're major English see um my wife did her is a JD Power and Associates in Thousand Oaks California and um it was in Thousand Oaks yeah I believe was in Thousand Oaks and what she did is she wanted to be in marketing so she went worked in the market research department at JD powered associates as an internship so find an internship and rock with that but again kinesiology exercise science generally not that lucrative sorry to say so look into business I think there's a lot more opportunities with business alright that's it look forward to it and uh choosing a degree as I came

Methew Wade

44 thoughts on “Thoughts on a Kinesiology and Exercise Science Major”

  1. Curious to watch this now running into it since I graduated last year with a BS in Kinesiology & apparently this video came out the year I graduated high school & was entering uni. It was also around the same time I found your channel for supplement advice. Sooo I might be biased because I graduated & plan on becoming a physician & you need a degree, obviously, to become a doctor but honestly… kinesiology gains you more knowledge than a typical trainer. I switched to kinesiology from bio degree bc I was a highschool athlete & was more interested in the subject.Labs involved using hightech equipment to personally find our own VO2 max, speed, power,accurate body fat %. We have that knowledge. Try asking your gym trainer about how to find those specific #'s so you can scientifically know how to up your performance… they'd prob use bro science. All my professors are very aware of bro science & correct it accordingly. If you have a kinesiology degree, you prove you have the knowledge to do research for Nike or other big brands with sponsored athletes or work with professional teams as a trainer/professional. Ive done research for Nike as an undergrad & they give you chance to work at the headquarters and pay you as an intern. They also give you housing. I'm not talking doing the buisness side, spending 2 hrs to talk money with an athlete or some storeworker. I'm talking training or researching for pro athletes who know they need your knowledge to train them optimally & you'll build a close friendship with them. I honestly don't know any well respected trainer at any big companies/sports teams who don't have some type of degree in sports science. I'm not talking for celebrities.. I'm talking actual team athletes. I've had friends come to me for training & sports therapy advice. Go watch 'Anatomy of a (athlete)' on the Olympic Channel or Nike Sports Training Lab on YouTube, thats what equipment I learned to use & how to apply it to increase performance.

  2. kinesiology as taking is not only a major.that allows you to become a trainer it is a program that can be used as a foundation to get into many lucrative careers you can get into physical education, the medical field physio sports medicine, alone though the degree is excellent for anything sports science related such as exercise physiologist ,kinesiologist strength and conditioning coach but yes getting it alone limits you a bit but.not.only to.a trainer however use kin as your foundation and get into those fields as I mentioned earlier you can make a great living it doesnt have to be taken as your minor and then get into business, the program opens many doors it all depends on what you want to do with it after 👍

  3. Everybody has a Bachelors nowadays. In Australia, Masters are what get you the high paying jobs. They will choose the individual who has a Masters compared to a Bachelors graduate. Im currently studying Sports Science. My aim is to complete this degree and do a Masters in Clinical Practice Sports/Exercise Science to become a licensed Exercise Psychologist working at hospitals/clinics.

  4. Easily transitions into Physical Therapy school, Occupational Therapy, Exercise Physiology, Physical Ed. Teacher… Plethora of career choices…

  5. I believe any degree is fantastic but it depends truly on your own skills and experience. If you settle for a regular bachelors degree and just do basic P.E, well your asking for nothing. It depends also on your area where your located. This man was in Cali so yeah pointless for him to do that. Business was a smart move. But Kinesiology is amazing if your a sport lover, Id chase becoming a collegiate trainer or physical therapist but pursue a Masters and the ball is always in your hands trust me, 65,000 and above and that's not including moving up!

  6. I want to become a physical education teacher. And that requires a bachelors degree. What info do you have on that??

  7. You had me at 0:15 with your pec twitch! And thanks for s truism. It is so much about business and marketing. It is not so much who you know, as it is who knows you. Too bad colleges short change us science majors by placing so many hours on lab work and nothing on resumes, marketing, and biz. A degree and all rejects. Bummer. I use TFH Touch for Health in a more specific way/ Now I just have to find a way to promote me.

  8. Im a communications/Public Relasions major and Kin minor. Certainly agree with you. I think you should first get the marketable skills/education, and then have that sort or background in exercise science so that you can do what you enjoy, as well as specialize in something that can actually earn you a decent pay.

  9. Now a days a degree can mean nothing. It's all about people you know/meet and experience in a field. I'm 20 years old and my career path I want to take it definitely fitness and nutrition but like Marc said it's all about the business side of it. Hell I'm 20 years old and I lay water main in the ground making upwards of $32 an hour (which is way more then most people with degrees are making) No degree, no experience, I know somebody in the company… It may be good ass money but it f*cking sucks! I'm going to continue to stay dedicated to my goals of getting into this industry no matter the money because it's what I love to do. Money DOES NOT control your life. A man making $10 an hour can be happier then a man making double that.

  10. try athletic trainer for a high school or J.C. get a lot of hands on experience and also good career path then advance to division one school or go pro. .
    there's options. U just need too research and be passionate about ur choices. if it's who u are and what u love then do it for those reasons. if ur pursuing money. then become a banker or pro poker player. or some jazz. .. but u think musician's or pro Dee jays do it for the cash? name it's because they luv music. and they can't envision doing any thing else in life. of ur a gym rat and u want to help people then ur like jack la lane. and look at his career he loved it and he's a fitness icon. ..

  11. You seem like a reasonable guy. I was in school for 3 1/2 years as a pe & he student. Now 3 years later I would like to not waste my credits I have and finish my degree but doing it in pe & he is not an option because I have a full time job and would not quit job to student teach (and dont want to be a pe teacher or just work in school system). This is why I thought ex sci would be a good degree to obtain because its closely related to pe&he. I already have a cert in personal training (not NASM but i still got work). I figured I could finish it online n could get it done in 1 1/2-2 years at most. Just curious if u still think its a waste of time/money given my specific circumstances. Do i plan on going to PT school or something like that after…not really but I would say it would be good to have option. what do u think?

  12. okay but lets be real. most jobs straight out of a bachelors degree are not high paying. instead of saying "kinesiology is a shitty degree" lets just say "any bachelors degree is pretty much useless today unless you plan on continuing your education." a bachelors is the new high school diploma.

  13. I got my Bachelors degree in exercise science and I worked in a gym doing corporate wellness at a big company. I was only earning $28,000 salary. I also did personal training on the side to make ends meet. I then decided to go back to school for nursing and now I'm a registered nurse. I think getting a degree in exercise science is waste of money unless you want to continue your education and do physical therapy. Don't make the same mistake as me because student loans are a bitch.

  14. Well…you can become a strength and conditioning coach for college and professional teams. That's why I picked the major.

  15. What about a combination degree? My school's program is a combination of a batchelor's in exercise science and a minor in business administration. You get a degree in both. Will this give me more options?

  16. Great advice! At one point, I wanted a kinesiology degree but decided to get a NASM certification, get into the field and learn the business side. Best decision I made. I'm not making a shit ton of money but $60,000/year and looking to move that up to $80,000 next year is not that bad. I agree with you to minor in it and learn the business! Keep rocking, man!

  17. I'm doing Business Marketing and Kinesiology. I don't want to waste my time and not that I'm hanging onto your every word. Thank you for confirmation bless!

  18. Damn I'm glad I found this video before I decided to switch my major to kineisology ! I'm currently taking business classes ( sales and management ) but I really want to focus on the business side cause that's where most of the money comes. I'm interested in doing marketing or management in the fitness industry as well.

  19. I have a BS in exercise Science and am going back for a MBA. I have coached gymnastics for over 15yrs and have personally trained at many levels. What Marc said is true. There is a very small market for Kinesiologist or ES.

  20. Thanks for adding the, "UNLESS you're getting a Masters"! Most people who go into Kinesiology shouldn't be looking at the money, but the passion of it! Great advice man!

  21. Hey Marc,
    I've been a huge fan of yours since I saw your video on personal training as a career and why its a bad decision. I instantly became a subscriber. I have a question; I earned a kinesiology degree and I now know I can go back to school for a masters. What area in business is safe for finding a job when I graduate???

  22. You're dead on! I'm currently a kinesiology major however, I'm not using it to do anything with fitness. It's a great base for going on to being a physician assistant. But unless you go on to your masters, I don't see the point in majoring in kinesiology. You're basically spending an ungodly amount of money to become a personal trainer, most likely working next to someone who has an ACSM certificate making the same amount as you. So why blow all that money and time when you could just get a certificate and be a personal trainer? I love exercise physiology, it's very interesting and I'm passionate about it so it's very easy to maintain a 4.0 which will be very appealing to schools that I apply to, and I'll have a good amount knowledge in the physiology area. But if I just stopped after my bachelors…wtf would I do? Use my entire pay check to pay off my student loans. DO NOT DO KINESIOLOGY UNLESS YOU PLAN ON GETTING YOUR MASTERS.

  23. Even if one were to major in buisness and minor kines you still will have a hard time finding work. I say that because the minor would imply that you are particular with what  administration position you would like the fill. The fact is that the supplement industry may be booming sales wise but they occupy a very small percentage of the workforce. we're talking less than 1%. Of course if your outgoing and vocal and etc you will probably be lucky. 

  24. EXACTLY what I'm doing, Marc. Business major at Indiana University and minoring at exercise science. Very reassuring to hear you recommend the same thing.

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