Kinesiology (BS)

Kinesiology (formerly Exercise Science) majors are in transition. The majors being phased out include Exercise Sport Science (EXSS), Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE) and Physical Education Non-Teaching (PYED). Current information on this website is as accurate as possible and changes will be made each time a new update is approved through the department and academic council. This track is interdisciplinary by design with required courses, electives and laboratory experiences to prepare the student for entry into commercial fitness, hospital-based fitness, wellness or cardiac rehabilitation. This degree can also be modified specifically for entrance into graduate programs in physical therapy, occupational therapy, exercise physiology or wellness promotion. This degree offers three concentrations:

  •  Pre-Physical Therapy (KINE)(KNPT) will satisfy entrance requirements for graduate programs in physical therapy.
  •  Pre-Occupational Therapy (KINE)(KNOT) will satisfy entrance requirements for graduate programs in occupational therapy.
  •  Health Promotion (KINE)(KNHP) prepares students for positions in the fitness industry in corporate, hospital or private settings. 

Exercise Science majors are required to complete at least one internship. See internship information

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