We are dedicated to fostering students’ passions for health, wellness, and science.
With a career-ready curriculum that integrates different courses of study, Department of Kinesiology students complete their major or minor having undergone internships, certifications and practical learning experiences such as research and lab work, caring for real patients, coaching others and designing a fitness program. Whether their path leads to a great career or graduate school, students complete their studies with the experience and confidence needed to thrive in their next chapter in life.
Designed to prepare students interested in working in upper-level athletics, rehabilitation or health care, this major is ideal for students with a natural desire to help people through health and wellness and learn how the body works.Learn More
Students should choose this area of study if they enjoy enhancing the lives of children through teaching and coaching.Learn More
This major offers the sports management concentration.
Students gain a well-rounded and foundational understanding of health, wellness and exercise in the health minor. Minors require 20 credits to complete.
The minor in Exercise Science is a course of study designed to provide students with an understanding of the science of exercise and its effect on the athlete and exerciser alike. It will consist of 20 semester hours and include the following courses offered by the Department: HLT 3250 Human Nutrition, KIN 3350/55 Exercise Physiology and lab, KIN 3390/95 Biomechanics and Lab, ESS 4360 Exercise Physiology for Special Populations and ESS 4410 Exercise Testing, Prescription and Supervision. KIN 1100 is a pre-requisite for KIN 3350/55 and HLT 3250 and it is recommended that students take this course as a General Education elective in the Societies and Structures.
The minor in Coaching is a course of study designed to give students an understanding of the social and behavioral approaches to coaching. The minor will prepare students to have further knowledge that will aid them in their preparation for a coaching profession. It will consist of 20 semester hours and include the following courses offered by the department: HLT 3250 Human Nutrition, KIN 2300 Motor Behavior, ESS 3360 So You Want to Be a Coach: Coaching and Officiating Theories and Organization, ESS 4400 Strength Training Program and Techniques and choice of KIN 3330 Psychological Aspects of Exercise and Sport OR KIN 3340 Socio-cultural Foundation in Exercise and Sport. KIN 1100 is a pre-requisite for HLT 3250 and it is recommended that students take this course as a General Education elective in the Societies and Structures.
Our Department of Kinesiology is part of and accredited by organizations that establish and support national standards for health and wellness disciplines. They include:
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