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The Way You Move

Why choose this program?

The science of kinesiology is the foundation for understanding human movement – which muscles are involved, how they move and how they interact. The study of how our body moves – from psychological, biological, and physiological perspectives – is not only appropriate for athletes, but also for students pursuing a career as a sports therapist or doctor, coach, physical education teacher, sports scientist or fitness consultant.

What will I experience?

  • Engage in courses and activities that promote health through physical activity.
  • Improve your overall physical fitness and well being through aerobic conditioning, total body fitness, resistance and weight training, walking, hiking, swimming and various other sports.
  • Build strength and endurance; reduce stress and anxiety.
  • Learn to assess cardiorespiratory fitness, muscular strength, muscular endurance, flexibility, body composition, blood pressure, health history, and dietary intake.
  • Take classes in our new fitness center

What opportunities might it lead to?

An education in kinesiology can lead to a career as a physical therapist, coach, fitness trainer or dance instructor. It is also the foundation for four-year college studies in allied health fields, such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, physician assistant, exercise physiology, biomechanics, sport psychology, nutrition, and human growth and motor development.

Career opportunities include:

  • Athletic trainer
  • Choreographer
  • Coach at school or college
  • Dance instructor
  • Exercise physiologist
  • Fitness instructor
  • Massage therapist
  • Personal trainer
  • Physical education instructor
  • Physical therapist
  • Recreational therapist
  • Strength and conditioning coach

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Please see the College Catalog for additional information and requirements.