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Is Kinesiology A Doomed Profession?

I fear kinesiology is a doomed profession.

With the number of college and university kinesiology programs currently just in Ontario, we graduate WAY more potential kinesiologists than physiotherapy, occupational therapy, massage therapy, chiropractic, medicine, or osteopathy combined!

Our professional ranks should be growing exponentially every year! In fact, they are barely holding and, unfortunately, some years they are even contracting.

The decisions by kinesiology program graduates and former licensed kinesiologists to move on to other health professions are in no way made lightly. I’ve spoken to many kins in different stages of their career who have been quite upset when needing to consider such a big leap away from their desired career path.

Often, in the early years, parents can be a big influence in decision making. Sometimes well-meaning parents are quick to discourage a career as (what they understand to be) a fitness instructor or a personal trainer and push their...

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