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.
This mission of Georgetown Collegeâ€™s Health Science major is to advance the quality of life in our society by providing students with the knowledge, understanding, and skills needed to plan, implement, and evaluate health programs in schools, community organizations, healthcare organizations, and worksites.
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.
(B.S. degree) Forty-three or forty-four hours required. Thirty-one hours in KHS, which must include KHS 180, KHS 214, KHS 220, KHS 304, KHS 306, KHS 310, KHS 320, KHS 400, KHS 405 and KHS 452, plus six hours of electives from any of the following KHS courses- KHS 200, KHS 315, KHS 185, KHS 322, KHS 324, KHS 423, KHS 435, KHS 460, or KHS 470. Students may not enroll in more than 3 hours of internship. Allied courses include PSY 211 or MAT 111 and BIO 100 or 111. With the consent of the KHS Department Chair, substitutions may be made for allied courses
Students intending on applying to Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, or Physician Assistant programs must take Biology 111 (not Biology 100) as requirement for applying to the graduate program.
For the course descriptions for Health Science, please see Kinesiology and Health Studies.