Career opportunities

Find your calling

The opportunities for Dal Kinesiology graduates are as varied as our students themselves. Because of the flexibility and individualization of our program, and the opportunity to take part in interprofessional learning, you’ll be well prepared for the multidisciplinary approach used in many workplaces.

Job opportunities directly related to kinesiology are available in a variety of sectors, including occupational kinesiology, clinical kinesiology, exercise management, research, sport medicine, administration, sport and fitness industries, hospitals, rehabilitation centres, health and safety organizations, governments and academic institutions.

You could one day work with elderly clients, finding ways for them to adapt traditional exercises, such as running or cycling, and modify them for their home situation. Or you could work as a consultant with a company that helps individuals change their lifestyle, whether as part of their recovery from an injury or because they want to achieve a better state of health. As a kinesiologist, you would help clients adapt to their limitations or to the environment as they work toward their wellness goals.

Our graduates have gone on to start careers in the following positions:

  • accounts manager
  • athlete development officer
  • athletic therapist
  • athletic trainer
  • chiropractic assistant
  • clinic manager
  • disability case manager
  • EMG research coordinator
  • ergonomics consultant
  • ergonomics engineer
  • ergonomics and serviceability engineer
  • ergonomist
  • exercise leader
  • exercise therapist
  • fitness director
  • health and safety manager
  • ironman athlete
  • kinesiologist
  • personal trainer
  • physical therapist
  • product manager
  • rehabilitation specialist
  • research policy analyst
  • teacher
  • technical officer

Here are just some of the organizations that have hired our graduates:

  • Breg Brace Shop
  • CBC
  • CNH Global
  • Colorado Avalanche (NHL)
  • Dalhousie University
  • Frontline Safety
  • Maple Leaf Foods
  • Physiotherapy Atlantic
  • The Human Factor
  • The Massage Factor
  • The Orthotic Group
  • The Physioclinic


Staying "Kinnected"

Discussing career options with Kinesiology alumni

You've set your sights on a particular career path. But how do you know if it's the right one for you? At a recent "Kinnections" event, current students had the chance to find out what the careers of five Dal Kinesiology grads have been like. Organized and hosted by Dr. John Kozey, the event helped illuminate the options that are available. Read more about the event.

"It was inspiring to hear each person talk about making their own path and exploring something new."