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13 Universities for Kinesiology: Where the Workforce Learns, Earns

13 Universities for Kinesiology: Where the Workforce Learns, Earns

Tour the outcomes behind this list.

 

1 in 5 healthcare workers have quit their jobs during the pandemic, but this doesn’t mean they're leaving the industry. In fact, a February news release from the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports: "Employment in health care is down by 306,000, or 1.9 percent, from its level in February 2020."

One area of healthcare that continues to attract workers is the field of Kinesiology and Physiology. We analyzed this industry segment to learn which universities are supplying the most talent, how much each alumni population makes on average and who's hiring.

Here are 13 universities producing the highest volume of Kinesiology and Physiology alumni working in healthcare.

13 Universities Producing Most Young Execs in Midwest

1. University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences

Graduate Outcomes for Kinesiology and Physiology Majors Working in Healthcare

Top Employers: Brooks Rehabilitation, ATI Physical Therapy, Encompass Health

High-Paying Skills: Sports Medicine, Orthopedic Surgery, Stroke Recovery

Average Salary: $80,616

2. Northeastern University

Graduate Outcomes for Kinesiology and Physiology Majors Working in Healthcare

Top Employers: Bay State Physical Therapy, Brigham & Women's Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital

High-Paying Skills: Sports Injury, Exercise Prescription, Geriatric Rehabilitation

Average Salary: $82,211

3. Michigan State University

Graduate Outcomes for Kinesiology and Physiology Majors Working in Healthcare

Top Employers: Beaumont Health, Henry Ford Health System, Team Rehabilitation Physical Therapy

High-Paying Skills: Chiropractic, Low Back Pain, Sports Medicine

Average Salary: $105,250

4. Penn State University

Graduate Outcomes for Kinesiology and Physiology Majors Working in Healthcare

Top Employers: UPMC, Drayer Physical Therapy Institute, NovaCare Rehabilitation

High-Paying Skills: Orthopedic Surgery, Certified First Responder, Injury Prevention

Average Salary: $84,702

5. Boston University

Graduate Outcomes for Kinesiology and Physiology Majors Working in Healthcare

Top Employers: Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham & Women's Hospital, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital

High-Paying Skills: Orthotics, Speech Disorders, Cerebral Palsy

Average Salary: $93,396

6. Temple University

Graduate Outcomes for Kinesiology and Physiology Majors Working in Healthcare

Top Employers: Penn Medicine, Lehigh Valley Health Network, ATI Physical Therapy

High-Paying Skills: Sports Medicine, Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Injury

Average Salary: $84,084

7. University of Florida

Graduate Outcomes for Kinesiology and Physiology Majors Working in Healthcare

Top Employers: UF Health, Brooks Rehabilitation, HCA Healthcare

High-Paying Skills: Neuromuscular Therapy, Manual Therapy, Exercise Prescription

Average Salary: $88,934

8. University of Southern California

Graduate Outcomes for Kinesiology and Physiology Majors Working in Healthcare

Top Employers: Kaiser Permanente, California Rehabilitation Institute, Adventist Health

High-Paying Skills: Geriatric Rehabilitation, Health Coaching, Strength Training

Average Salary: $96,260

9. University of Pittsburgh

Graduate Outcomes for Kinesiology and Physiology Majors Working in Healthcare

Top Employers: UPMC, Allegheny Health Network, ATI Physical Therapy

High-Paying Skills: Orthotics, Biomechanics, Neuromuscular Therapy

Average Salary: $87,132

10. University of Delaware

Graduate Outcomes for Kinesiology and Physiology Majors Working in Healthcare

Top Employers: ATI Physical Therapy, ChristianaCare, Fox Rehabilitation

High-Paying Skills: Stroke Recovery, Strength and Conditioning, Certified First Responder

Average Salary: $80,619

11. Ithaca College

Graduate Outcomes for Kinesiology and Physiology Majors Working in Healthcare

Top Employers: University of Rochester Medical Center, Ivy Rehab Physical Therapy, Fox Rehabilitation

High-Paying Skills: Low Back Pain, Sports Medicine, Myofascial Release

Average Salary: $84,366

12. Arizona State University

Graduate Outcomes for Kinesiology and Physiology Majors Working in Healthcare

Top Employers: Banner Health, Foothills Sports Medicine Physical Therapy, Spooner Physical Therapy

High-Paying Skills: Biomechanics, Triathlon, Strength Training

Average Salary: $74,994

13. Marquette University

Graduate Outcomes for Kinesiology and Physiology Majors Working in Healthcare

Top Employers: Aurora Health Care, Athletico, ATI Physical Therapy

High-Paying Skills: Sports Medicine, Manual Therapy, Injury

Average Salary: $84,982

How did we develop this list?

To understand how we developed this list you first have to understand our data. To obtain a comprehensive picture of education and workforce outcomes, we collect, organize, classify and analyze demographic, education and employment data from hundreds of sources. Our data then undergoes a rigorous process of validation for quality and veracity to ensure reliable, high-quality information on over 130 million people, over 25 million companies and over 1 billion data points.

To discover the colleges and universities making the greatest impact in any given category, we leverage our technology to explore the desired set of variables to return a list of top schools in seconds. For this analysis, we used education and employment filters to generate outcomes for colleges and universities producing the most Kinesiology and Physiology majors working in healthcare.

  • Major: Kinesiology and Physiology
  • Job Function: Healthcare

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