Humankind is made up of physical, social, spiritual and mental/emotional aspects that integrate to make each individual whole. The physiological benefits of exercise upon the human condition are well documented; moreover, research continues to demonstrate the benefits of physical activity upon the social, spiritual and mental/emotional well-being of its participants. Along with our minds and spirits, we take our bodies to places of leisure, learning, work and worship. Therefore, attaining knowledge and skills related to physical health, fitness and wellness allows for the promotion of the total well-being of man. Thus, it is the aim of the Kinesiology Department to:
1) promote the benefits of an active lifestyle to the campus community;
2) prepare students who wish to attend graduate, allied health and professional schools; and
3) prepare students for professions related to health, physical fitness and wellness.
The Department of Kinesiology offers the Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology with emphases in Health and Wellness, and Sports Medicine. The baccalaureate curriculum may lead to entry into professional degree programs in the allied health professions, such as athletic training or physical therapy, as well as graduate studies in exercise physiology, health and wellness, kinesiology, sports psychology and other related fields. It also prepares students to conduct individual exercise programs and fitness testing.