The undergraduate program in Kinesiology (B.S.E.) is designed to prepare candidates for a variety of career options in the vast field of Movement Science. Career opportunities may include teaching Physical Education, coaching, analyzing and prescribing fitness programs, Athletic Training or preparation for professional programs in Allied Health. Graduates of this program should be well prepared to enter graduate programs of study in such areas as Pedagogy or Adapted Physical Education, Exercise Physiology, Biomechanics, Athletic Training, Sport Management, Medical School, Physical Therapy School and other Allied Health professional schools. The program is within the Department of Health, Human Performance and Recreation.
The candidate for the Bachelor of Science in Education degree with a major in kinesiology must select one of three concentrations:
- P-12 Teaching Physical Education/Wellness & Leisure
- Exercise Science - Pre-Professional Science
- Applied Exercise Science
The Master of Science degree programs in Kinesiology prepares students with the competencies necessary to pursue career opportunities as ACSM certified fitness directors (M.S. Exercise Science concentration), clinical directors of a hospital or clinical based program which performs rehabilitative services in the realm of movement for people with disabilities (M.S. Adapted Movement Science concentration).
The Master of Athletic Training program prepares students for careers as health care professionals in sports medicine clinics and hospitals.
The Ph.D. program in Health, Sport and Exercise Science (HSES) is a research-focused degree that is designed to prepare scholars in advanced study to contribute to the field through teaching, research, and service. The department comprises four divisions and offers the Ph.D. degree with a concentration in each corresponding program area:
- Exercise Science
- Health Behavior & Health Promotion
- Recreation and Sport Management