Kinesiology - BS, Exercise Science Track, Motor Behavior Concentration
The Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology offers several tracks designed to prepare students for a variety of careers. The track options available develop a strong science background making students excellent candidates for employment opportunities in human movement/exercise related areas (cardiac rehabilitation, corporate or private fitness), advanced graduate studies (motor neuroscience, kinesiology,, exercise physiology) or professional school (physical or occupational therapy or medical and dental school). Course pre-requisites are included in the various programs under all tracks to support students wishing to pursue professional school study or graduate school study. Additional program and track information is available on the Department of Kinesiology and Sport Management website or may be obtained by contacting the advising office in the department.
The Motor Behavior track provides students a broad science background with special emphasis on aligning the cognitive/perceptual processes underlying human movement with the neural areas associated with those processes. Professional directed electives allow students to obtain the prerequisites unique to the professional school of choice, physical or occupational therapy, medical or dental school. This track provides the background for students that wish to pursue graduate work in Motor Neuroscience or Human Movement Science programs. Students in this track may enroll in independent study leading to an undergraduate research project in motor behavior areas (development, learning, or control).