What Can I Do With This Major?

So...What kind of job can I get with my Health and Human Performance Major?

Depending on your concentration, you have probably decided a few options already. You may already know that you:

  • Like to work out and help others work out
  • Like nutrition and healthy eating
  • Like to help people regain their skills following an illness or injury
  • Like hands on one-on-one patient/client interactions
  • Like to teach
  • Like public health and community education

Click on one of the links below to see a list of professions and employers for each content area.

Healthcare Sciences Kinesiology Eduction Medical Professions


Allied Health Programs available at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center

University of Tennessee Health Science Center/Allied Health Fact Sheet

Frequently Asked Questions

What if I don't see my major listed

First, ask yourself if there is a similar major available that will help you explore your options. The names of majors may vary by institution. For example, Kinesiology may be referred to as Exercise Science or Recreation Studies may be know as Recreation and Sport Management.

Second, look in the category in which your major falls. For instance, if you are a Health and Human Performance major, see the Healthcare Sciences and Kinesiology Categories.

In some cases for specific or less common majors, such as construction management or peace studies, there will not be any majors available on this site that are closely related. You are encouraged to look to other resources to research your interest area. Ask your career center for guidance.

I researched my major, but still have questions about it. How else can I gather information?

Start by utilizing resources at your college or university. Speak with faculty, academic advisors and career counselors to learn about the specifics of majors or careers of interest. Set up informational interviews or shadowing experiences with professionals in careers you are considering. Look for ways to get involved in the field through volunteer opportunities, part-time or summer jobs and internships.


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