Kinesiology is an academic discipline which involves the study of movement-related fields and its impact on health, society, and quality of life. It includes, but is not limited to areas of study such as exercise science, sport management, athletic training, socio-cultural analyses of sports, sport and exercise psychology, physical education teacher education, and pre-professional training for physical therapy, occupational therapy, medicine and other related health fields.
Learning occurs through the study of movement and exercise processes within a framework that emphasizes the clinical and practical implications of theory and research.
Undergraduate Kinesiology tracks in Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE), Human Performance & Wellness Management, Clinical Exercise Science or Kinesiology prepare students for future careers.
The Department of Kinesiology offers graduate programs in Sport Management and Sport and Human Performance. A graduate certificate in Advanced Testing and Prescription is also available.
Kinesiology Careers include:
Community Sports Program Director
Youth Camp Director
Corporate Wellness Director
Strength and Conditioning Coach
Or with Advanced Post-Graduate degrees:
Cardiac Rehabilitation Specialist
Athletic Trainer (now requiring a Master's Degree)