Course Selection

  • Take BIOL 1020/1021 & BIOL 2500

Ask for Assistance

  • Meet with your academic advisor in the School of Kinesiology discuss career goals and create a plan for completing coursework in four years


Gain Experience

  • Consider what you want to do for your internship
  • Use Handshake to explore employers actively hiring in your field and search part-time jobs that can add experience to your résumé.

Get Involved

  • Look for opportunities on campus to engage in by utilizing AUInvolve to identify organizations you’re interested in joining


Course Selection

  • Take BIOL 2500, BIOL 2510, & KINE 3680

Ask for Assistance

  • Continue to meet regularly with your academic advisor
  • Take advantage of Study Partners, SI sessions, and the academic coaching in the Office of Academic Support.
  • The Miller Writing Center can help with your writing assignments and all other writing assistance you may need.

Gain Experience

  • Use LinkedIn to identify past graduates in your major and contact them to set up informational interviews and shadowing opportunities to gain further understanding of your major in the world of work
  • Start building connections for a possible future internship

Get Involved

  • Pursue leadership roles in the student organizations in which you participate
  • Develop relationships with faculty so you can participate in undergraduate research opportunities
  • Apply to become a College of Education Student Ambassador


Course Selection

  • Take KINE 5500/5501

Ask for Assistance

  • Meet with your academic advisor to discuss career goals and whether you are a competitive applicant for graduate school

Gain Experience

  • Start making contacts with possible internship sites
  • Explore graduate or professional school opportunities

Get Involved

  • Participate in undergraduate research opportunities



Course Selection

  • Ensure you have taken all pre-requisites for the graduate schools you are pursuing
  • Apply for graduate programs fall semester

Ask for Assistance

  • Meet with your academic advisor to make sure that all graduation requirements are met
  • Ask the University Career Center (UCC) for help in updating your resume and preparing for job interviews
  • Participate in mock interviews with the UCC

Gain Experience

  • Attend career events sponsored by the UCC
  • If pursuing graduate education, look for opportunities to continue undergraduate research
  • Meet with internship coordinator to complete paperwork for internship

Get Involved

  • Connect with AU alumni and stakeholders to enhance professional opportunities

General Information

The program provides students with relevant knowledge, skills, and experience to become competent allied health professionals in various settings. Students will develop the key skills for assessing health and fitness, and behavioral strategies that encourage physical activity and improve the health and fitness status in others. Graduate education is an option.

Compare to Assessment Results

Career assessments area great way to learn more about who you are in order to find a career and/or major that will be a good fit.

To learn more about assessments or find out how to get started, start here.


Holland's Code: SRI

    • Social
    • Realistic
    • Investigative


Most common* Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) personality types found in this major, in no particular order:

  • ESFP

*Every MBTI type is found in every major, these are the most highly concentrated


  • Relationships
  • Achievement
  • Recognition


  • Active Listening
  • Monitoring
  • Speaking
  • Critical Thinking
  • Active Learning

Job and Internship Opportunities

RSS Sample of Positions Currently Listed on Handshake Hiring Physical Activity and Health Majors

Meet Your Career Contacts

University Career Center Liaison

Last modified: July 14, 2020