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Movement & Mind-Body Therapies

57 Bachelor's Degrees Annually
52 Master's Degrees Annually
#289 in Popularity
$57,680 Median Salary

Types of Degrees Movement & Mind-Body Therapies Majors Are Getting

The following table lists how many movement and mind-body therapies graduations there were in 2017-2018 for each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Basic Certificate 242
Bachelor’s Degree 57
Master’s Degree 52
Undergraduate Certificate 10
Associate’s Degree 9
Doctor’s Degree 3

What Movement & Mind-Body Therapies Majors Need to Know

In an O*NET survey, mind-body therapies majors were asked to rate what knowledge areas, skills, and abilities were important in their occupations. These answers were weighted on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the most important.

Knowledge Areas for Mind-Body Therapies Majors

Mind-Body Therapies majors often go into careers in which the following knowledge areas are important:

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  • Education and Training - Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • Psychology - Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.
  • Biology - Knowledge of plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, interdependencies, and interactions with each other and the environment.

Skills for Mind-Body Therapies Majors

The following list of skills has been highlighted as some of the most essential for careers related to mind-body therapies:

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  • Instructing - Teaching others how to do something.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

Abilities for Mind-Body Therapies Majors

As you progress with your mind-body therapies degree, there are several abilities you should pick up that will help you in whatever related career you choose. These abilities include:

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  • Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
  • Speech Clarity - The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
  • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Deductive Reasoning - The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
  • Written Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.

What Can You Do With a Movement & Mind-Body Therapies Major?

People with a mind-body therapies degree often go into the following careers:

Job Title Job Growth Rate Median Salary
Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 10.0% $39,820
Health Specialties Professors 25.9% $97,370
Therapists 19.9% $50,980

Who Is Getting a Bachelor’s Degree in Movement & Mind-Body Therapies?

57 Bachelor's Degrees Annually
65% Percent Women
40% Percent Racial-Ethnic Minorities
This is a less frequently chosen undergraduate major. Only 57 students graduated with a bachelor’s degree in movement and mind-body therapies in 2018, making it rank #289 in popularity. The major attracts more women than men. About 65% of the recent graduates in this field are female.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

At the countrywide level, the racial-ethnic distribution of mind-body therapies majors is as follows:

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Mind-Body Therapies Students with Bachelor's Degrees
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 2
Black or African American 10
Hispanic or Latino 9
White 33
International Students 1
Other Races/Ethnicities 2

Geographic Diversity

Americans aren’t the only ones with an interest in Mind-Body Therapies. About 1.8% of those with this major are international students. The most popular countries for students from outside the country are:

  • Saudi Arabia
  • Canada
  • South Korea
  • South Africa
  • Colombia

How Much Do Movement & Mind-Body Therapies Majors Make?

Salaries According to BLS

Average salaries range from $44,580 to $122,320 (25th to 75th percentile) for careers related to mind-body therapies. This range includes all degree levels, so you may expect those with a more advanced degree to make more while those with less advanced degrees will typically make less.

To put that into context, according to BLS data from the first quarter of 2020, the typical high school graduate makes between $30,000 and $57,900 a year (25th through 75th percentile). The average person with a bachelor’s degree (any field) makes between $45,600 and $99,000. Advanced degree holders make the most with salaries between $55,600 and $125,400.

Median Salary for a Movement & Mind-Body Therapies Major  ( 44580 to 122320 )
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Some careers associated with mind-body therapies require an advanced degree while some may not even require a bachelor’s. Whatever the case may be, pursuing more education usually means that more career options will be available to you.

Find out what the typical degree level is for mind-body therapies careers below.

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Education Level Percentage of Workers
High School Diploma - or the equivalent (for example, GED) 2.2%
Post-Secondary Certificate - awarded for training completed after high school (for example, in agriculture or natural resources, computer services, personal or culinary services, engineering technologies, healthcare, construction trades, mechanic and repair technologies, or precision production) 21.3%
Some College Courses 6.7%
Associate’s Degree (or other 2-year degree) 13.2%
Bachelor’s Degree 16.7%
Master’s Degree 18.2%
First Professional Degree - awarded for completion of a program that: requires at least 2 years of college work before entrance into the program, includes a total of at least 6 academic years of work to complete, and provides all remaining academic requirements to begin practice in a profession. 2.2%
Doctoral Degree 11.1%
Post-Doctoral Training 8.5%

Online Movement & Mind-Body Therapies Programs

In 2017-2018, 23 schools offered a mind-body therapies program of some type. The following table lists the number of programs by degree level, along with how many schools offered online courses in the field.

Degree Level Colleges Offering Programs Colleges Offering Online Classes
Certificate (Less Than 1 Year) 11 2
Certificate (1-2 years) 2 0
Certificate (2-4 Years) 0 0
Associate’s Degree 2 0
Bachelor’s Degree 2 0
Post-Baccalaureate 11 2
Master’s Degree 5 0
Post-Master’s 1 0
Doctor’s Degree (Research) 2 0
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 0 0
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 0 0

Is a Degree in Movement & Mind-Body Therapies Worth It?

The median salary for a mind-body therapies grad is $57,680 per year. This is based on the weighted average of the most common careers associated with the major.

This is 45% more than the average salary for an individual holding a high school degree. This adds up to a gain of about $355,600 after 20 years!

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Major Number of Grads
Nursing 293,633
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 104,465
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 90,916
Health & Medical Administrative Services 87,058
Allied Health Professions 86,125
Public Health 34,089
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 28,068
Dental Support Services 27,155
Mental & Social Health Services 26,783
Health Sciences & Services 24,436
Communication Sciences 21,520
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences 19,962
Medicine 19,418
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 19,295
Somatic Bodywork & Therapeutic Services 15,451
Health/Medical Prep Programs 11,807
Other Health Professions 8,426
Dentistry 6,518
Osteopathic Medicine 6,392
Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition Services 6,056
Health Aids/Attendants/Orderlies 3,875
Alternative Medicine & Systems 3,481
Veterinary Medicine 3,175
Chiropractic 2,503
Advanced Dentistry & Oral Sciences 1,714
Optometry 1,674
Medical Illustration & Informatics 1,608
Ophthalmic & Optometric Support Services 1,089
Veterinary Biomedical & Clinical Services 804
Medical Science 738
Podiatry 543
Bioethics/Medical Ethics 535
Alternative Medical Support Services 244
Energy & Biologically Based Therapies 73

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