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, Athletic Training, and Public Health. In addition, our curriculum prepares students for future study in the allied health professions (physical therapy, physician assistant, and occupational therapy).

Graduates of the majors offered in the Kinesiology and Health Science department will demonstrate:

  • a basic understanding of the physiological, anatomical, and mechanical foundations of movement;
  • the skills associated with planning, implementing, and evaluating developmentally appropriate fitness programs;
  • the fundamental understanding of behavior as it applies to adherence to exercise/fitness;
  • the knowledge and skills associated with assessing emergency health conditions requiring first aid and/or CPR;
  • the knowledge and physical skills associated with health-related fitness activities;
  • a basic understanding of research techniques and tools used in the field of Kinesiology and Health.

Minor

Twenty-one hours required, including KHS 220, 310, 315, 324 plus the allied course MAT 111 or PSY 211. Six additional hours are to be selected from KHS 200, 214, 320, 400, 405 or courses approved by department chair.

For the course descriptions for Public Health, please see Kinesiology and Health Studies.