Aug 13, 2022  
2011-2013 Undergradate & Graduate Bulletin 
2011-2013 Undergradate & Graduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED PUBLICATION]

Kinesiology Major, B.A./B.S.

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Kinesiology is the study of human movement across a range of tasks including exercise, daily living, play, sport and work. Examination of the curriculum reveals thorough grounding in kinesiology courses ranging from the acquisition, performance and refinement of motor skills used to facilitate the physical activity as an educative tool. Kinesiology undergraduate students learn about: exercise stress, movement efficiency and fitness, social, cultural, and psychological aspects of participation in physical activity and sport, coordination, control, and skill of physical activity, physical growth, development, and body form throughout the life span, the effects of therapeutic techniques of kinesiology upon recovery from physical injury, and the instructional process of teaching/coaching of physical activity and sport. The Kinesiology major is designed to meet the needs of students preparing for careers in the following areas: high school athletic departments, health clubs, park districts and YMCAs, occupational therapy, cardiac rehabilitation and physical therapy departments of clinics and hospitals, sports information offices, injury clinics, equipment manufacturers, corporate fitness and wellness centers, nursing homes, Special Olympics, radio and television stations, newspapers, and Campus Rehabilitation Center, Division of Campus Recreation.

Major – Kinesiology (58-60 hours)

Speciality Areas (12 hours)

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Group Exercise Instructor

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