kinesiology students

Graduate study preparation

Physical therapy

Cornell offers exceptional support to students interested in physical therapy and other health-related professions through Dimensions Program for Health Professions. More information on recommended courses for physical therapy can be found on the Dimensions website, along with descriptions of the many opportunities supported by the program.

Physical therapy resources

Sports medicine

Seventy percent of sports medicine professionals possess graduate degrees. Through sports medicine assistantships and other opportunities, Cornell students are provided opportunities to prepare for graduate programs in sports medicine.

Recent graduates

  • Fitness Trainer and Physical Wellness Coach, System of Strength, Columbus, Ohio

  • Physical Therapy graduate student, University of Minnesota

  • Trainer at Palumbo Performance, Pleasanton, California

  • Certified Personal Trainer at 24 Hour Fitness, Portland, Oregon

  • Assistant Soccer Coach at North Shore Country Day School, Winnetka, Illinois

  • Clinical Psychology graduate student at Vanderbilt University

  • Lab Assistant at University of Iowa

  • Athletic Training Graduate Student at The College of St. Scholastica, Duluth, Minnesota

  • Athletic Training graduate student at Montana State University, Billings, Montana

  • Personal Trainer at Wrightway Personal Training, Bettendorf, Iowa

  • Clinical Health Educator at University of Wisconsin - Whitewater

  • Ph.D. student in Public Health, Indiana University Bloomington/ Title V Program Coordinator, Indiana State Department of Health

  • Doctor of Physical Therapy, Atlantic, Iowa

  • Physician’s Assistant at Veteran’s Administration Hospital, Iowa City

  • Fundraising Coordinator at Muscular Dystrophy Association, Minneapolis, Minnesota

  • Physical Therapy Graduate Program, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

  • Assistant Director of Football Operations/ Recruiting at Northern Illinois University

  • Physical Therapy Assistant at Spine and Sport Physical Therapy, Saint Joseph, Missouri

  • Physical Therapy Graduate Program, Regis University, Denver, CO

  • Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine student at Des Moines University

  • Chiropractic Degree (D.C.) Program, Logan University, St. Louis, MO

  • Chiropractic Degree (D.C.) Program, Logan University, St. Louis, MO

  • Strength and Conditioning Coach/ Personal Trainer at East Bank Club in Chicago, Illinois

  • Physical Therapy Graduate Program, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

  • Physical Therapy Graduate Program, St. Ambrose University, Davenport, IA

  • Sport Management Graduate Assistant, Assistant Wrestling Coach, St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, MN

  • Chiropractor at Heuser Chiropractic, Colorado Springs, Colorado

  • Physical Therapy graduate student at Regis University, Denver, Colorado

  • Exercise Physiology Graduate Program, Indiana University, Bloomington, IA

  • Nutrition and Exercise Specialist, Cenegenics Medical Institute, Beverly Hills, CA

  • Physical Therapy Graduate Program, St. Ambrose University, Davenport, IA

  • Elementary Physical Education Teacher , Assistant Baseball Coach, Iowa City Public Schools, Iowa City, IA

  • Professional research Assistant at University of Colorado, Denver

  • Training and Development Specialist at Medtronic, Dallas, Texas

  • Chiropractic Assistant/ X-ray Tech/ Lifestyle Educator at Joseph & Hishon Chiropractic & Acupuncture, Peoria, Illinois

  • Fitness Specialist, Lady Wellness, Rockford, IL

  • Chiropractic Degree Program, Northwestern Health Sciences School, Minneapolis , MN

  • Physical Education Teacher,  Assistant Football, Boy’s Basketball, and Track and Field Coach, Tri County Schools, Thornburg, IA

  • Manager, Victory Lady Fitness Center, Cincinnati, OH

  • Associate Principal/ Activities Director for Prairie Point Middle School, Cedar Rapids, Iowa

  • Elementary Physical Education Teacher, Linn-Mar School District, Marion, IA

  • Physical Education Instructor, Charter School, Westminster, CO

  • Physical Education Teacher, Conrady Junior High School, Hickory Hills, IL

  • Personal Trainer and Fitness Manager, New Castle Family Fitness, New Castle, CO

  • Doctor of Physical Therapy, Athletico, Chicago, IL

  • Physical Education Teacher, Bowen High School, Chicago, IL

  • Director of Luxury Suite Sales, Dallas Cowboys, Dallas, TX

  • Fitness and Performance Facility Manager, Athletico, Chicago, IL

  • Head Women's Basketball Coach, Knox College, Galesburg, IL

  • Exercise Specialist, Cardiac Rehabilitation Department, Mercy Medical Center, Cedar Rapids, IA

  • Ph.D. Sport Psychology, Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia

  • Athletic Director and Head Boy’s Basketball Coach, Battle Mountain, CO

  • Elementary Physical Education Teacher and Assistant Wrestling Coach, Mount Vernon, IA