Department Overview


  • OBJECTIVES

    The objectives of the programs offered in Kinesiology are as follows:

     

     1. To provide students with academic curricula to develop a strong background in Kinesiology concentration areas.
       
    2. To provide courses and learning experiences to students to develop the knowledge, skills, and abilities for core program competencies, including health program administration, outcome assessments, health appraisals, and clinical exercise testing.
       
    3. To prepare students to integrate knowledge of  the cardiovascular, pulmonary, metabolic, and musculoskeletal systems with current practices and research.
       
    4. To provide opportunities for students to acquire and to effectively utilize technology as professionals in the health and kinesiology professions.
     
    5. To prepare students for employment and leadership positions in health/fitness, kinesiology, allied health and the sport industry.
       
    6. To prepare students for graduate study and continued professional development.
       
    7. To promote interaction between the university and the community through departmental activities.

    DEGREES OFFERED
    Bachelor of Science - Exercise Science with Clinical Concentration.
    Bachelor of Science - Exercise Science with Health Fitness Concentration.


    DEPARTMENT REQUIREMENTS
    The admission of students in the undergraduate program in the Department of Kinesiology is based upon the general requirements of the University.  Exercise Science majors must complete a minimum of 120 credits hours of University courses.  Each concentration possesses its own criteria for the Exercise Science degree.

    Clinical Concentration - Majors must complete a minimum of 120 credit hours of University courses. Included in the 120 hours are a minimum of 42 credit hours of General Educations Requirements; 31 credit hours of support courses and 47 credit hours of major core courses.

    Health Fitness Concentration - Majors must complete a minimum of 120 credit hours of University courses.  Included in the 120 hours are a minimum of 27 credit hours of General Education Requirements; 31 credit hours of support courses and 51 credit hours of major core courses.