Department of Kinesiology

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 Clinical Exercise Science, Human Performance and Wellness Management, and a double major in Education and Kinesiology - Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE), and Kinesiology prepare students for future careers in a wide range of industries.

The Department of Kinesiology offers graduate programs in Athletic Training, Sport Management and Sport and Human Performance. 

Kinesiology Careers include:

  • Community Sports Program Director
  • Youth Camp Director
  • Corporate Wellness Director
  • Commercial/Fitness Trainer
  • Biomechanistic
  • Physical Educator
  • Coach

Or with Advanced Post-Graduate degrees:

  • Cardiac Rehabilitation Specialist
  • Exercise Physiologist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Physical Therapist
  • Chiropractic Doctor
  • Athletic Trainer (now requiring a Master's Degree)

  • Physical Education Teacher Education
    The Double Major in Education and Kinesiology – Physical Education Teacher Education program certifies and prepares students to be professionally competent, culturally sensitive and reflective physical education teachers in P-12 schools.
  • Human Performance
    The Master of Science in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Sport and Human Performance is designed to prepare future professionals for careers such as personal training, corporate wellness, and college coaching.
  • Sport Manager on Field
    The Master of Science in Sport Management prepares students for a variety of executive positions within athletic and sport organizations at the community, educational, and/or professional levels.
  • Exercise Science
    The Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science is offered with either Applied or Clinical concentrations. These programs prepare students for allied health fields and cardiac rehab settings as well as to design, develop, implement, and maintain fitness programs.
  • Kinesiology
    The B.S. in Kinesiology helps students understand the relationships among movement, exercise, and skill. This occurs through the study of movement and exercise processes within a framework that emphasizes the clinical and practical implications of theory and research.
  • Athletic Training
    All Athletic Training courses are taught by faculty who have qualified degrees, experience in the profession, and are certified athletic trainers. The faculty have experience in hospitals, schools, universities, and in other athletic training venues.

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