The mission of the department of kinesiology is to equip students to become leaders capable of impacting the world for Christ. The programs prepare competent professionals through personalized education in the classroom, research and field-based experiences. The goal of the department is to develop independent, critical thinkers who possess an interdisciplinary education with an in-depth understanding of kinesiology.
The combination of course work and practical experience positions students for continued study at the graduate level in Kinesiology or for entry level positions in the health, fitness and sport industry. The health and human performance concentration is designed for those interested in helping others achieve greater levels of overall health, fitness and sport performance through a focus on lifestyle choices.
The pre-health professions concentration prepares students for continued study at the graduate level in a variety of health professions. Professions such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, athletic training, physician assistant, chiropractor and medical professions require post-baccalaureate degree preparation. An undergraduate major in kinesiology provides a broad base of knowledge and hands-on experiences to prepare students for continued studies.
The minor in Kinesiology equips students with an interdisciplinary education and in-depth understanding of kinesiology.