Kinesiology is a scientific study of movement, but do not confuse it with applied kinesiology. These two are really different and the applied kinesiology is something controversial.
Kinesiologists are involved in health service because movements are very important for human health. Also, they are involved in many specialties as neuroscience, anatomy, sport and many other things in life.
We will give you some examples from health service where kinesiology is involved very much.
This scientific study is involved in Athletic Training and it helps very much the athletics to get a lot of success. This specialty prevent athletics from injuries and any other type of accidents they can have during the training.
Also, it is very good for rehabilitation because when people suffer some injuries related of movement it is very hard for them to can move again. Kinesiology can help them to do it faster and to fell better. Also, it is used for fitness training.
Safety and health of workers, because a kinesiologist can help people work in a better and healthier environment.
If you want to become a kinesiologist you can study it in some countries as Michigan.
Here you can study Movement Science, Sport Management, Health & Fitness and Athlete Training.
At this university from Michigan you can learn everything about Movement Science and it will help you in the future, no matter what you will do. If you want a medical career (medicine), one in biomedical research or some kind of therapies or rehabilitation, having a degree in kinesiology can help you very much. Also, you can use it for your entire life to help you or your family, to improve their health.
You can follow some different kinds of programs and if you get a B.S. Degree you can be sure that you learn almost everything about it. If you want that degree you need to follow and learn 3 programs: Biomechanics, Motor Control and Exercise Physiology. Each one of them is very important and one without the other one can’t get you to the result you want.
In biomechanics you will learn which are the mechanical principles that rules around kinesiology and how you can apply them to the human movement. You can use this course in any career you want. ( from those listed before).
Motor Control course will give you the change to understand the ways movement is controlled and also how it is learned by your own body.
The Exercise Physiology course will help you to understand how you body response in case of physical activity. You will learn here what changes are in your metabolic, hormonal and also cardiovascular system during exercise.
If you graduate this, you can follow the next step and get a M.S. in Movement (that means a Master of Science degree). Here you will learn more things about kinesiology and the art of movement. You will see everything through many eyes and you will learn many perspectives about life and some big problems in health as the obesity or diabetes.