A More Personal Meaning to Kinesiology


Author: Hunter Witcher


Being a Kinesiology major means I am the future of the health and fitness industry. We as Kinesiology enthusiasts, are the next big thing in the fitness industry. Wouldn’t you like to be able to change someone’s life? Wouldn’t you like to ease someone’s pain through therapeutic exercise? There is nothing better than helping a person lose weight and live a longer, more joyous life. 

During my time as a Kinesiology major here at Tarleton State University, I have earned four nationally recognized certifications. 

I received my CPT (Certified Personal Trainer) certification through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. This certification will allow me to change lives through exercise. The knowledge and skills I have learned, will enable me to return a postpartum mother to her original body. Having this certification will set me apart from the other individuals competing for the same position. 

The SET certification through the International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA) will allow me to help special populations during exercise. This will allow me to reteach gait training, change lives, and help others with disabilities. 

ACE Group Fitness Instructor is the third of the four. “Kick, kick, kick, punch, punch, punch. Good job everyone. You all are doing excellent and moving in a positive direction!” Being a group fitness instructor is about being intense and likable. This will open doors to greater opportunities. 

The latter of the four is an ISSA Sports Nutritionist. Being able to help someone with poor eating habits will bring me great joy. This will allow me to be able to help people from all walks of life in reaching their health goals. Learning about sports nutrition will help those I engage with live a healthier lifestyle.

I believe that these certifications will help me stand out in in a vast field of individuals applying for the same job, or internship. The FAST track, and all of Kinesiology, has taught me what it is like to be a professional in the field of health. The professors that I had here are legitimate and have offered their utmost help with no questions asked. They are the reason that I will one day be successful and be able to call myself a professional. 

Bottom Line

The next time you see a Kinesiology graduate of any kind. Know that, that person is the present and future of the fitness and health industry. A Kinesiology student is a person that longs to spill their knowledge and expertise to others for them to live long and happy lives doing whatever they desire.