Associate Professors Laird (Department Chair), McCole, and McKenzie; Assistant Professors Ford and Williams; Lecturers Petrie, and Porter; Coach Lecturers Ashley, Curley, Gowan, Euker, Lagana, Nibbelink, Ramey, Renner, Rhoten and Rudio.
A basic liberal arts major in Kinesiology is available, providing the student with a broad base of instruction in the discipline, yet still allowing enough time to take elective courses in other departments.
Beyond the basic major, a variety of career options are offered in specific professional areas of Kinesiology. Career training for coaching, sports medicine, strength and conditioning, sports management, and the health and leisure industries, as well as preparation for graduate education are available. Students with diversified career interests may build on the basic major in directions consistent with their objectives.
Options in Kinesiology are offered through minors in athletic training; kinesiology (for non-majors); performance, fitness and conditioning; sports coaching; and sports management (see list and requirements below).
Please see the Education section under Curriculum in this catalog for teacher certification requirements in Kinesiology.
An application for departmental honors must be filed prior to the end of the second week of classes in the semester in which graduation is anticipated. A student must:
- have a 3.50 GPA in all courses taken in the major
- must have a grade of A- or higher in the Senior Capstone
- receive a recommendation from the KIN Department faculty
Kinesiology majors must demonstrate an acceptable level of knowledge and competence in one aerobic fitness and one resistance training activity class which are intended to develop physical fitness and/or promote informed and positive attitudes and behaviors that lead to lifetime wellness.
ProgramsUndergraduate MajorUndergraduate Minor