Craig Harms, Head
Professors: Barstow, Dzewaltowski, Harms, McElroy, Poole, and Musch; Associate Professors: Behnke and Heinrich; Assistant Professors: Ade, Copp, Irwin, and Mailey; Instructors: Larson, McDaniel, and Pettay; Emeritus Professor: Noble.
Kinesiology is the study of physical activity across a range of tasks including exercise, daily living, play, sport, and work. Coursework integrates biological and behavioral approaches using biomechanical, physiological, psychological, and sociological perspectives to study physical activity from cell to society. This life science discipline emphasizes breadth and depth of content, scientific methodology, and intellectualism for lifelong learning, thinking, and action.
Kinesiology promotes an understanding of the necessity of movement activities for an individual’s physical and psychological health. Within these degreees students will focus on exercise physiology and exercise behavioral science.
Students may earn a BS degree in Kinesiology or BS dual degree with majors in nutrition and kinesiology.
Many students enter graduate and professional schools for preparation for careers in exercise physiology, public health physical activity, physical therapy, pharmacy, medicine, dietetics, biomechanics, exercise and sport psychology, and other related fields.
Kinesiology majors must take a minimum of 36 kinesiology hours that include 18 hours from the lower-level core, and 18 hours from the upper level core with a requirement of one of the physiology course options, one of the exercise behavioral science course options, and 12 credit hours of 300 level or above Kinesiology courses, with at least 3 of the 12 elective hours being a 600 or higher level course, plus 3 credit hours in Human Nutrition.
A minimum grade of C and GPA of 2.2 are required for all kinesiology courses meeting degree requirements.
Bachelor of Science
Bachelor of Science/Master of Science