A career in kinesiology requires four years of undergraduate study in Ontario, leading to a bachelor of science degree. Physiotherapy requires a master of science degree, which usually takes two or more years of graduate study. Both courses of study provide opportunities for professional careers after passing a certification exam.
Kinesiology is the study of human movement. Bachelor-level kinesiologists in Ontario can get many kinds of jobs, including assessing ergonomics in the workplace, rehabilitating workers after injury, designing exercise programs and helping seniors stay active. Physiotherapists works with other health-care providers to help patients recover physical function after injuries, surgeries and illness.