Department Chairperson: Tammy Wynard
The Kinesiology Department is dedicated to developing well-educated, lifelong learners and competent professionals. The program provides students with educational opportunities and experiences that deepen the understanding and appreciation of a commitment to physical activity and wellness, and enhance the skills and habits required for leading and promoting a healthy lifestyle in a variety of health and sports related professions.
The department contributes to personal development by instilling the values of a healthy lifestyle. A variety of majors prepare students for teaching and/or coaching in schools, work in fitness/health clubs, preparation for graduate school and athletic training and rehabilitation.
Degrees offered: B.A. and B.S.
Major requirements: 40-51 credit hours are required, plus education course work if applicable. Students must choose a major in athletic training, exercise science, sport management or teaching physical education K-12.
The B.A. degree program is offered in athletic training, exercise science, sport management and teaching physical education K-12. The B.S. degree program is offered in athletic training and exercise science.
Unless specifically required for an KIN major, KIN activity courses (KIN 100-135) do not count toward the major or minor or toward the maximum number of credits allowed in KIN.
All students taking KIN coursework:
A maximum of eight credit hours may be earned in activity courses from the Kinesiology Department.
Students who participate in varsity athletics may register for two credit hours at the start of the main sports season for that sport. This credit counts towards the eight credit hour activity limit. Students must register for varsity athletics credit within the first two weeks of the term, per CCIW/NCAA guidelines.