Kinesiology

The kinesiology program provides students with rigorous academic and practical, hands-on experience in the field of wellness. Faculty provide an academic and practitioner perspective by incorporating their work with athletic teams on campus. Students gain field experience through myriad of local partnerships.

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Find out what our students and professor have to say about studying kinesiology at JBU.

Specialize Your Program

Four Reasons to Study Kinesiology at JBU

Reason #1

Specialize Your Program

Kinesiology students can focus their study on Health and Wellness or Sports Medicine. The course requirements are tailored to each emphasis so that students are prepared for their field of choice.

Establish a Great Foundation

Four Reasons to Study Kinesiology at JBU

Reason #2

Establish a Great Foundation

After graduation, Kinesiology students seek entry into professional degree programs in the allied health professions and graduate studies.

Dissect Cadavers

Four Reasons to Study Kinesiology at JBU

Reason #3

Dissect Cadavers

Students interested in the Pre-Professional Program can explore the inner workings of the human body in the human anatomy cadaver lab. JBU is one of only two Arkansas universities that make cadaver dissection available to undergraduate students.

Get Hands-on Experience

Four Reasons to Study Kinesiology at JBU

Reason #4

Get Hands-on Experience

Gain incredible field experience through partnerships with local opportunities and the JBU athletic program.

Todd Bowden

Faculty Profile

Todd Bowden

Associate Professor of Kinesiology

Bowden’s relaxed teaching style creates a comfortable classroom experience for JBU’s kinesiology students. He tries to give as much practical application of the material as possible by utilizing much of his class time for labs.

M.A., University of Arkansas
B.S.E., University of Arkansas

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Alumni Profile

Alumni Photo: Staci Williamson '14

Staci Williamson '14

Volleyball Coach & P.E. Teacher at George Junior High in Springdale, Ark.

"I knew a degree in kinesiology would give me the knowledge I needed to work with athletes. One unique experience I had at JBU was a mission’s trip to Haiti where my volleyball team had the opportunity to teach volleyball and vacation Bible school. At George Junior High, the majority of our students are Hispanic and Marshallese. Showing my students and players my photos of Haiti, helped me create a better bond with them. They tell me that Haiti reminds me of their island.”