Life After Penn State
Where can Kinesiology take you?
There are many resources to assist you in your journey from undergraduate student to your life after Penn State. Below you will find links to resources, associations and helpful information. Click on a category to view related links.
- Campus Connections
Penn State Career Services- supports and facilitates career development for all students and alumni.
Alumni Career Services- located on the University Park campus, and services are available to all alumni regardless of location.
Department Internship Coordinator for College of HHD
Prehealth and Health Professions Advising- available to any Penn State student who wants to explore, prepare, and apply for training in a health profession career.
University Fellowship Office- dedicated to helping students and recent alumni develop their academic, intellectual, and personal interests beyond Penn State through the promotion of relevant fellowships.
- Considering Graduate School
Do your research. Browse resources related to grad school preparation and find the best program for you. Deciding to seek one or more graduate degrees is a big commitment of time and money and the decision should not be made lightly.
Career Resource Center- Graduate and Professional School information by Penn State Career Services.
Physical Therapist Centralized Application Service- PTCAS allows applicants to use a single application and one set of materials to apply to multiple DPT programs.
The Central Application Service for Physician Assistants- CASPA provides students the ability to apply to multiple participating PA programs with a single application and facilitating a streamlined admissions process for programs.
GRE (Graduate Record Examination) General Test
MCAT (Medical College Admission Test)
American College of Sports Medicine
Association of American Medical Colleges
American Association of Colleges of Podiatric Medicine
American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine
Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry
- Professional Associations
There are many benefits to joining an association including networking, education, updates, conferences and potential jobs
American Academy of Family Physicians
American Academy of Ophthalmology
American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
American Academy of Physician Assistants
American Association of Oriental Medicine
American Chiropractic Association
American Occupational Therapy Association
American Physical Therapy Association
American Podiatric Medical Association
American Public Health Association
National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
National Rural Health Association
- Movement Science & Applied Exercise and Health
ACSM’s American College of Sports Medicine
Career Opportunities in Corporate Fitness and Health Promotion
Health/Fitness Employment Opportunities
University-based Sport Management Programs
National Strength and Conditioning Association
Aerobics Fitness Association of America
- Physical and Health Education Teacher & Teacher Preparation
SHAPE America – Society of Health and Physical Educators
PSAHPERD- The Pennsylvania State Association for Health, Physical Education Recreation & Dance Inc.
PE Central- what works in physical education
OPEN – Open Physical Education Network
Human Kinetics- major publisher in physical education
Pennsylvania Dept. of Education
Department of Health and Human Services
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention- resource for lesson and activity planning