Kinesiology and Exercise Science Major

Description: A scientific program that focuses on the anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, and biophysics of human movement, and applications to exercise and therapeutic rehabilitation. Includes instruction in biomechanics, motor behavior, motor development and coordination, motor neurophysiology, performance research, rehabilitative therapies, the development of diagnostic and rehabilitative methods and equipment, and related analytical methods and procedures in applied exercise and therapeutic rehabilitation.

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Kinesiology and Exercise Science Major

What Kinds of Students Major in Sport, Kinesiology, Health Sciences?

Clearly, students in this major have a strong interest in participating in and in helping others to enjoy and benefit from physical activity. It requires an interest in the basics of biology, psychology and sociology and in being part of a helping profession.

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What Courses Do Sport, Kinesiology, Health Sciences Majors Take?

The required and elective courses you would take for Sport, Kinesiology, Health Sciences majors vary considerably among institutions. Courses are listed here that are illustrative of the breadth of topics you are likely to experience were you to major in this field.

  • and Recreation
  • Design and Construction
  • Physical Education
  • Analysis of Movement
  • Assess of Athletic Injuries
  • Bioenergetics of Movement
  • Contemporary Health Issues
  • Facility Planning
  • Fundamentals of Athletic Training
  • Health Professionals and Substance Abuse
  • Individual Sport Training
  • International Sports Management
  • Introduction to Kinesiology
  • Legal Issues in Health
  • Media Design and Communication
  • Motor Development
  • Outdoor Recreation and Education
  • Physical Activity and Aging
  • Physical Education Psychology
  • Psychophysiology in Exercise and Sport
  • Publicity / Promotion / Public Relations
  • Soiology and Psychology of Physical Activity
  • Sports and Culture
  • Sports Education
  • Sports Marketing
  • Sports Medicine

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