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.
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.
Our faculty are your cheerleaders in the classroom as well as on the court, on the field and in the pool.
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.
How our chemistry degree is different from schools like us.
Kieft Scholars is a prestigious academic and scholarship program offered exclusively to our chemistry and biochemistry students. Beloved professor “Doc” Richard Kieft left his $2.3 million estate to our chemistry department.
This endowment funds chemistry-specific academic scholarships, cutting-edge research opportunities, and travel to the annual National American Chemical Society Meeting for our students to present their work.