Kinesiology and Health Education Undergraduate Programs

Our undergraduate majors offer students the opportunity to study human movement, health behavior and the business and culture of sports. Students in a kinesiology or health education major go on to become therapists, teachers, coaches, trainers, researchers and more. Expert faculty and first-year cohorts help students get the most out of their college experience.

In addition to choosing a major, students can further their expertise with a specialization in a certain career field or a teaching certification. We offer a broad range of majors and minors that encourage students to find their niche area of study.

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Applied Movement Science

Students will study the basic and applied movement sciences as they prepare for careers in health and fitness, personal training, strength and conditioning, sports performance, coaching, teaching physical education, and physical activity and public health.

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Athletic Training

Prepares students to become athletic trainers who are health care professionals specializing in the prevention, assessment, treatment, and rehabilitation of injuries related to physical activity. The ATP is also appropriate for students interested in continuing their education in medicine, sports medicine, physical therapy, physician assistant, or other health care professions.

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Exercise Science

This major is ideal for students interested in health professions and sport sciences. Students will not only be prepared to go on to achieve graduate and professional degrees, but the applied nature of the program allows students to pursue careers in fitness, health, and sport.

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Health Promotion and Behavioral Science

Explore concepts of public health and health promotion from an interdisciplinary perspective. Students will develop a strong foundation in theory, epidemiology, program planning, and evaluation. Many graduates go on to careers in public health, community or university health promotion, government and non-profit health agencies, or graduate and professional education in a variety of fields.

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Physical Culture and Sports

Students in this major examine the world of sport and physical culture from a humanities and social science perspective. Courses in this program focus on the philosophy, history, sociology, and ethics of physical activity and sport culture.

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Sport Management

Students in this major focus on the sport industry from a business and organizational perspective. Students learn how to manage organizations, athletes, and events from the perspectives of marketing, economics, public relations, management and law.

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Kinesiology and Health Education Minor

The minor gives undergraduate students the opportunity to take courses studying health behavior, human movement, physical culture, sports, and more. Any student who is not majoring in a Kinesiology and Health Education major can enroll in the minor.

Contacts

Tolga Ozyurtcu, Undergraduate Program Coordinator

Tolga Ozyurtcu studies the historical, sociocultural, and political dimensions of sport and physical culture and oversees undergraduate programs for the department.

Jessica Silva, Undergraduate Advisor

Jessica has been with the university since 2005 and became the Kinesiology and Health Education Advising Head in 2015. She is committed to guiding undergraduate students towards success.