The future of kinesiology--encompassing exercise, sports, fitness, and physical activity--has never looked brighter. However, many students entering into college and university kinesiology programs lack direction and understanding of the diverse career opportunities available. In this free webinar, Wojtek Chodzko-Zajko, head of the department of kinesiology and community health at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and contributor to Careers in Sport, Fitness, and Exercise, looks at the evolving field of kinesiology and its shift from traditional areas of study, like physical education and coaching, to new areas, like allied health (physical therapy, occupational therapy), public health, and medicine. Instructors will gain information and tools to educate and build excitement among students as they advance in the curriculum and prepare for future careers.
Wojtek Chodzko-Zajko, PhD, is head of the department of kinesiology and community health at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. For the past 25 years his research has focused on the effect of exercise and physical activity on health and quality of life. Chodzko-Zajko is a member of the scientific advisory committee of the World Health Organization (charged with developing WHO Guidelines for Physical Activity Among Older Persons) and was chairman of the board of directors of the American Council on Exercise. He also served as founding editor of the Journal of Aging and Physical Activity from 1992 to 2002. Chodzko-Zajko is currently president-elect of the American Kinesiology Association.