Kinesiology - BS, Exercise and Sport Science Track
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 Exercise and Sport Science option is offered to students wishing to pursue careers in exercise and sport training. A solid foundation in scientific principles related to the biology of sport along with the practical knowledge in physical activity pedagogy, coaching, and exercise training will prepare future coaches and trainers. This degree plan includes a full semester of practicum experience in appropriate environments. Students planning to pursue a graduate degree in Exercise or Sport Science may enroll in independent study leading to an undergraduate research project.