Be a student of human movement and help people move better — athletes striving to improve in their sport; senior citizens learning new ways to stay active; and injured soldiers recovering their abilities.
Large, cold lecture halls? Not at Monmouth. We believe learning is best done by doing. Professor Sean Schumm teaches his Human Movement class outside to demonstrate various exercises.
Our faculty are your cheerleaders in the classroom as well as on the court, on the field and in the pool.
Blankets aren't just for your res hall room. They work great as a seat for outdoor class, too! Professor Jen Braun keeps students engaged with class outside.
Virtual reality isn't just for gaming. Students use our VR sets to get a real look into the body.
"I believe teaching is the art of challenging the students to learn as much as they can, while still keeping them interested and not overwhelmed," says professor Sean Schumm, left.
Welcome to the Huff Athletic Center — exercise science majors' dream home for the next four years.
Kinesiology is the study of anatomy, physiology and the mechanics of human movement. Here, students are as active as their discipline. Learn what exactly it takes to throw a football 80 yards, land a three-pointer or lift 500 pounds. Get practical, hands-on experience in the lab and in the classroom. Whatever you do in exercise science, you’ll make movements.
We go beyond the basics
Our program is about more than just learning physical activity recommendations and exercise guidelines. We focus on the holistic effects of all types of physical activity, including exercise physiology and the physiology of inactivity. Students gain hands-on experience in their first year and build their skills from there.
Students get plenty of hands-on experience working with our student-athletes and in a variety of internships.
We take a practical approach that develops the critical-thinking and decision-making skills students need to work in exercise and health-related careers. Students use a variety of training philosophies, approaches, and methods that go beyond traditional modes of exercise and physical activity.
We create leaders and innovators. Our students learn how to prescribe physical activity, understand why those activities are beneficial, and promote healthy lifestyle changes.
Internships put classroom learning into practical use. They give valuable technical and personal skills. They give students an advantage in landing their first job.
The Wackerle Center for Career, Leadership & Fellowships, faculty and our engaged alumni network help place students in internships, as well as advise and mentor them.Students graduate with experience and the knowledge how to achieve success!