Students may pursue major and minor programs offered in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Studies that will prepare them both for entry-level professional careers and graduate study in Kinesiology, Exercise Science, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Athletic Training and Public Health.
Major in Exercise Science
Exercise Science borrows from many parent disciplines in the natural and social sciences in order to understand the phenomenon of exercise and human movement activities, ranging from sport training to injury rehabilitation. Graduates typically work in corporate fitness, cardiac rehabilitations, YMCA’s, community recreation programs, commercial health clubs, and other settings. Other graduates have entered graduate programs in physical therapy, nutrition, athletic training, occupational therapy, biomechanics, and exercise physiology. A major and minor are offered in this area.
(B.S. degree) Thirty eight hours in KHS, which must include KHS 214, KHS 220, KHS 304, KHS 306, KHS 320, KHS 322, KHS 400, KHS 410, and KHS 423 and 1-hour course from courses numbered KHS 111-170, plus nine hours from any KHS course numbered 180 or above. Required allied courses include BIO 100 or 111 and either PSY 211 or MAT 111. Total hours required: 45.
Minor in Exercise Science
Twenty-two hours including KHS 214, 220, 304, 306, 322, 423, plus one course from KHS 185, 310, 315, 320, 400, 405, 435.
For course descriptions, please see Kinesiology and Health Studies.