Kinesiologist

Kinesiologists prevent injuries by using the body’s natural movements. Through physical-resistance exercises, kinesiologists adapt sports programs based on their clients and their clients’ physical needs.

Employment outlook

Good
Employment opportunities are good in Nova-Scotia

Prerequisits

Minimum overall average: 75%

Academic English - Grade 12

Academic Mathematics - Grade 12

3 other academic subjects - Grade 12

Minimum overall average: 75%

Academic Mathematics - Grade 12

3 other academic subjects - Grade 12

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Daily tasks

  • Greet patients and read the reports from physicians and physiotherapists
  • Establish the appropriate program for the patient
  • Work with the patient on the exercises that have been developed
  • Provide long-term follow-up with the patient
  • Complete to the patient’s file to keep track of exchanges and progress made

Required skills

  • Ability to assess, plan and implement a care program
  • Analyze situations to find the best solution
  • Be curious and have good logical sense
  • Enjoy working with the public
  • Good listening skills and communicate easily
  • Love physical work and handling of instruments

Salary

$25,03 / hour *

Annual salary at 40h per week: $52 062

Min hourly rate: $16,00 / h ($33 280)

Max hourly rate: $41,00 / h ($85 280)

* Median rate according to Statistics Canada

Work locations

  • Hospital center
  • Private clinic
  • Self-employed

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Type of diploma obtained

Bachelor of Health Science

Years of study: 4

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