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Formally known as Physical Education


The Kinesiology, Sport Fitness, Health Education and Athletics Department offers Kinesiology curriculum with a wide variety of courses to accommodate varying fitness levels, interests, and abilities, including: cardiovascular training, strength training mind/body courses like yoga, cycling, as well as individual sport activities such as swimming, tennis, badminton, and track and field. Team sport activities such as volleyball, basketball, water polo, football, and baseball are also available for skills training and intercollegiate athletics preparation.

Kinesiology lecture courses are also available for aspiring fitness professionals and transfer students. Students will not only learn how to perform activities with proper technique, but they will learn principles of exercise science and biomechanics that can be applied to their training. Athletics team classes are listed under “Athletics (ATHL)” in the catalog. Additional fitness courses are available under our related “Sports Fitness (SPFT)” area in the catalog.

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A Kinesiology degree opens up various career opportunities in the field of human movement and physical activity. While some roles may require additional certifications or advanced degrees, a bachelor's degree in Kinesiology can serve as a solid foundation. Here are several career paths you can consider with a Kinesiology degree:

  1. Exercise Physiologist:
    • Plan and implement exercise programs for individuals with chronic diseases or disabilities.
    • Conduct fitness assessments and develop personalized exercise plans.
  2. Physical Therapist Assistant:
    • Assist physical therapists in providing rehabilitative care to individuals with injuries or illnesses.
    • Help patients perform therapeutic exercises and activities.
  3. Athletic Trainer:
    • Work with athletes to prevent, diagnose, and treat injuries.
    • Provide immediate care and rehabilitation for athletic injuries.
  4. Fitness Trainer/Personal Trainer:
    • Design and implement fitness programs for individuals or groups.
    • Provide guidance on exercise techniques, nutrition, and lifestyle habits.
  5. Sports Coach:
    • Coach athletes in various sports, focusing on skill development and strategy.
    • Work with teams at the high school, college, or professional level.
  6. Corporate Wellness Coordinator:
    • Develop and implement wellness programs for employees.
    • Conduct fitness assessments, organize health screenings, and promote overall well-being in the workplace.
  7. Health Educator:
    • Educate communities about the importance of physical activity and healthy lifestyles.
    • Develop and implement health education programs.
  8. Recreation Director/Coordinator:
    • Plan and organize recreational activities and programs for community centers, parks, or resorts.
    • Manage facilities and coordinate events.
  9. Cardiac Rehabilitation Specialist:
    • Work with individuals recovering from heart-related issues.
    • Design and implement exercise programs to improve cardiovascular health.
  10. Biomechanist:
    • Conduct research on the mechanics of human movement.
    • Work in laboratories, analyzing data to enhance performance or prevent injuries.
  11. Health and Fitness Consultant:
    • Provide advice on exercise, nutrition, and overall wellness to individuals or organizations.
    • Develop customized fitness plans based on clients' needs.
  12. Physical Education Teacher:
    • Teach physical education classes in schools, promoting healthy and active lifestyles.
    • Organize and oversee sports and fitness activities.

Remember that some positions may require additional certifications or advanced degrees, so it's essential to stay informed about the specific requirements in your chosen field. Networking, gaining practical experience through internships, and pursuing relevant certifications can also enhance your employability in the field of Kinesiology.