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Requirements for Major
Kinesiology prepares students for a wide variety of academic and professional pursuits in fields that specialize in human body movement and its effect on human health. An emphasis on disease prevention and health promotion in society is opening opportunities in a variety of health related areas including physical therapy, occupational therapy, physician assistants, nursing, public health, medicine, nutrition, aging studies, and sports related fields. Our department’s focus is to prepare undergraduate students for post-graduate education and subsequent professional careers in those fields. Since ours is exclusively a baccalaureate degree awarding department, all of our teaching and research efforts are dedicated to our undergraduate students.
Students can elect to earn a B.A. or B.S. in Kinesiology or choose one of five concentrations as a Kinesiology major: a B.S. in Kinesiology with a concentration in Allied Health; B.S. in Kinesiology with a concentration in Human Nutrition; a B.S. in Kinesiology with a concentration in Premed; a B.S. in Kinesiology with a concentration in Public Health; or B.A. in Kinesiology with a concentration in Public Health.
In addition to satisfying the NQR requirement, candidates for the B.S. degree in Kinesiology, B.S. degree in Kinesiology with a concentration in Premed, B.S. degree in Kinesiology with a concentration in Allied Health, and B.S. in Kinesiology with a concentration in Human Nutrition must successfully complete, three additional NQR attributed courses within, or outside of Kinesiology. None of these three additional NQR courses may be taken on a Pass/Fail basis.
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