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Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty of Science
April 30, 2016
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Career Paths for KPE Graduates

Also visit the Career Planning section of WLU />Career Development Centre online.

Career information specific to Kinesiology students can be found here.


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News About the Career Paths of WLU KPE Graduates:

Alumni Profiles -

Former student heading the Peripheral Nerve Service at McMaster’s Neuromuscular/ Neurometabolic Disease Clinic and specializes in acquired and hereditary neuropathies.  more ...

Dr. Brenda Vrkljan.

Jessica Kostka, Will Work in NHL with Edmonton Oilers

Lisa Wallace, Lands Position with Canadian Olympic Committee

Assistant Professor at McMaster's School of Rehabilitation Science


Graduates from our program pursue a wide range of career options. While no systematic evaluation of career paths has occurred, contact with our graduates has provided us with a reasonable idea as to their career choices. Generally speaking, their career choices can be classified into 4 categories, health and medical sciences, teaching, sports, fitness and recreation, and other. Many of these career options result from students pursuing further education options which our programs specifically prepare them to enter. Some examples of each category are listed below:


Sports, Fitness & Recreation

  • Personal Trainers
  • Fitness Club owners
  • Fitness Club managers
  • Sports Administrators (Professional and Amateur sports clubs & sports organizations)
  • Municipal Parks and Recreation employees and administrators
  • Professional Coaches and Trainers> 


Health and Medical Sciences:
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Physical Therapists
  • Chiropractors
  • Chiropodists
  • Athletic Therapists
  • Medical Doctors
  • Dentists
  • Paramedics
  • Naturopathic Medicine Practitioners
  • Hospital Exercise Testing and Cardiac Rehabilitation Specialists
  • Clinical and Professional Kinesiologists


  • Secondary School Teachers (some as Physical Education Specialists, private and public boards
  • Elementary School Teachers (public boards and private schools in Canada and abroad)
  • University Professors
  • Community College Instructors 


  • Firefighters
  • Police Officers
  • Military Officers
  • Pharmaceutical Sales & Researchers
  • Insurance Industry Sales & Executives
  • Business (Medical Supplies companies, Sports Equipment companies, etc.)
  • Financial Advisors