Kinesiology

Kinesiology

A bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology provides an adequate background of coursework for students wishing to pursue graduate study in the areas of sports psychology, biomechanics, exercise physiology, and as well as pre-requisites for professional programs such as athletic training, physical therapy, and occupational therapy.

 

In the area of Kinesiology, you will learn to organize and administer health and recreation programs and study the general nature of personal and community health, the mechanics of human motion, and the basics of sports psychology, while developing an understanding of the roles of individuals in protecting the lives and welfare of themselves and others.

Program Options
  • Physical Education (P-12) Certification
  • Dual Certification in Physical Education (9-12) and Health Education (6-12)
  • Exercise Science
  • Sport Ministry
  • Sport Administration
  • Pre-Professional Programs
  • Kinesiology major with a minor
  • Kinesiology minor
Career Opportunities
  • Not only are there the traditional career opportunities, such as teaching and coaching in the schools, but there has been an expansion of physical education, exercise science, and sport programs to non-school careers and professional settings and to people of all ages.
  • The incredible interest in physical fitness and health has stimulated the growth of fitness-, health-, and therapy-related careers.
  • Other career opportunities include strength and conditioning coach, personal trainer, performance enhancement specialist (PES), health promotion, sport management, and sport media, to name a few of the many career choices available.
  • This major also provides an excellent background for students wishing to attend professional schools in the areas of sports psychology, biomechanics, exercise physiology, physical therapy, occupational therapy, athletic training, cardiac rehabilitation, nutrition, and/or seek a variety of National Certifications.
  • Chiropractic Care
Our Faculty
Dr. Nancy Huff
Professor of Human Performance and Exercise Science
251.442.2362
Dr. Lori DeLong
Associate Professor
251.442.2302
Dr. Melissa Thomas
Assistant Professor
251.442.2324

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