Kinesiology is the study of anatomy, physiology, and mechanics of human movement. The Department of Kinesiology offers majors in both Exercise Science and Physical Education. Majors will be prepared to pursue a broad array of graduate programs and careers opportunities.
The exercise science major provides a foundation to pursue careers in a variety of areas including cardiac rehabilitation, strength and conditioning, personal training, and group exercise instruction. Students may also use the exercise science major, along with specific elective courses, to prepare for graduate-level training in health-related fields or exercise physiology. Elective courses can be chosen to reflect the interests, goals, and curiosities of each student.
Physical Education majors will complete courses in methodology, first aid, human anatomy and physiology, and adapted physical education. Students majoring in physical education may apply for secondary or K-12 teaching licensure, which will require completing additional courses offered in the Educational Studies Department
Required Courses for the Exercise Science Major: (total 10 course credits)
EXSC 180 Personal and Community Health
EXSC 190 Foundations of Kinesiology
EXSC 225 Exercise Physiology I
EXSC 251 Functional Anatomy
EXSC 315 Biomechanics
EXSC 325 Athletic Training and First Aid
EXSC 351 Exercise Programming
EXSC 421 Organization and Administration
EXSC 423 Exercise Physiology II
PHED 430 Adapted Physical Education
EXSC 450 Internship