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Nursing & Wellness Majors

Kinesiology

If you’re passionate about wellness and fitness, this multidisciplinary curriculum provides the theory and practice to prepare you for professional work in schools, private agencies, clinical environments, government or business.  Selecting a concentration in either kinesiology or health promotion, you’ll have an opportunity to influence the physical activity, health, lifestyle and productivity of individuals, communities and organizations.  The kinesiology concentration focuses on enhancing the health of individuals through understanding the role of movement.   Your career after graduation might lead you to teaching, research, coaching, rehabilitation and sports medicine, or delivering services related to physical activity and fitness. This field is changing quickly in response to the aging population, increase cost of health care, and the understanding of the important role lifestyle factors play in one’s health.

Graduates will have the opportunity to sit for national certifications from the American College of Sports Medicine, National Strength and Conditioning Association, and Certified Health Education Specialist.

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Courses and Requirements

Departmental Courses in the Core

  • Introduction to Nutrition OR
  • Nutrition and Metabolism
  • Careers in Kinesiology and Health Promotion
  • Personal and Community Health
  • Lifetime Fitness and Wellness
  • Leadership Skills for Conditioning/Strength Training Instruction
  • Internship
  • Kinesiology and Health Promotion Practicum
  • Senior Seminar

Prequesite Courses

  • General Biology I
  • Human Anatomy
  • Human Physiology
  • General Psychology

Kinesiology Concentration

  • Exercise Psychology
  • Motor Control and Learning
  • Kinesiology
  • Biomechanics
  • Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Advanced Strength and Conditioning
  • Exercise Testing and Prescription

Take 3 credits from:

  • Computer and Information Literacy
  • Principles of Statistics
  • Principles and Foundations of Health Promotion
  • Worksite Health Promotion

Additional Suggested Electives

  • Microbiology
  • Introduction to Sport Management
  • Facilities and Event Management
  • Fundamentals of Organic and Biochemistry
  • Bioethics
  • Human Development
  • Aging in Contemporary America

 For detailed course descriptions, please see the current catalog HERE.

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