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.
The best way to learn another culture is to experience it.
Our Monmouth in Mérida program immerses students in a Spanish-speaking culture for a full semester at the same cost as staying on campus.
In addition to regular courses – which include two taught in Spanish – students have an optional service-learning opportunity and stay with host families. Students can also explore local villages and add stamps to their passports by traveling to other countries.
We empower you as an individual. And to do that, we offer experiences you won’t find anywhere else.
What sets us apart? Good question! We’ve got a few answers.
Research Opportunities: You don’t have to wait until your junior year – we have research opportunities starting three weeks before your first year.
Farm + Garden: Students study sustainability by getting hands-in-the-dirt experiences on campus, where your Educational Studies professor also doubles as a beekeeper.
DIII Dominates: Student-athletes? Nah, we call our Fighting Scots scholar-athletes because that’s what they are – the perfect balance between academics and athletics.
Global Health Minor: We prepare our students to work for lives committed to asking and solving the world’s biggest problems by focusing on improving physical and mental health around the world.
Alpha Chapters: The Monmouth Duo – two of the first national women’s fraternities – were founded at Monmouth. Pi Beta Phi in 1867, and then Kappa Kappa Gamma in 1870. They were trailblazers the for sororities across the nation.
Peace Corps Prep: The certified program gives graduates interested in the Peace Corps a leg up in the application process.