Kinesiology with a concentration on

Athletic Training

Check out these links for more valuable information:


Big Future - The College Board


American Heart Association

If you were to Google™ the definition of Kinesiology, you would probably

get something like - the study of mechanics and anatomy in the relation to

human movement. 

Now, a search for Athletic Training will reveal - a certified health care

provider that provides:

  • preventive services
  • emergency care
  • rehabilitation for injuries
  • treatment for medical conditions


What do these two fields have in common with one another?  Well, in order for an Athletic Trainer to be able to devise a rehabilitation program or provide that emergency treatment, he or she must first have an underlying knowledge of how the body should move – the study of Kinesiology - and what can be done to correct an injury or deficiency.

  • We see both mental and physical health is improved with physical activity. 

One study found a correlation between the increase in physical activity with a reduction in anxiety (Anderson & Shivakumar, 2013). The Mayo Clinic reports that physical activity reduces high blood pressure and improves the outcome of Type 2 diabetes.

  • So while many look at Kinesiology and Athletic Training as two different fields, they may very well be two sides of the same coin. 
  • As research continues to delve into the benefits of exercise as a preventative form of medicine, we may see Athletic Trainers and Kinesiologists working more closely together.
  • As physician Rishi Manchanda states in his TEDTalk™, we need an ‘upstreamist’ approach to health. The combined fields of Kinesiology and Athletic Training may be one way to work our way upstream.