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), Athletic Training, Applied Exercise Science, Clinical Exercise Science or Kinesiology prepare students for future careers. Students pursuing the Clinical Exercise track are positioned to pursue post-graduate educational opportunities which allow for a broad choice of rewarding positions in health and wellness.
The Department of Kinesiology offers graduate programs in Sports Management and Kinesiology-Sports 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
- Commercial/Fitness Trainer
- Strength and Conditioning Coach
- Bio Mechanist
Or with Advanced Post-Graduate degrees:
- Cardiac Rehabilitation Specialist
- Exercise Physiologist
- Occupational Therapist
- Physical Therapist
- Chiropractic Doctor