Kinesiology - BS, Dance Science Track
The Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology offers several options designed to prepare students for a variety of careers in public school education, exercise science and dance science. Some options also provide academic preparation for students interested in professional schools, e.g., physical therapy, occupational therapy, physician’s assistant or medicine. There are some common course requirements for all kinesiology options. Additional hours for each option are specifically designed to prepare students for that field of study. The sequencing of courses should be determined in consultation with an appropriate academic advisor.
The Dance Science track for the BS in Kinesiology is offered to prepare and educate students to enter the field of dance science. Dance Scientists are professionals who are employed by dance companies and dance training facilities throughout the world to devise effective training programs as well as advise the dancers regarding nutrition, injury prevention/care, and dance psychology. Dance Scientists also become researchers, dance therapists, massage therapists, and better informed dancers and teachers.
Performance opportunities include: an annual dance concert (Perpetual Motion), Senior Concerts, informal performances, student organization concerts, performances throughout the community and on campus and state, regional, and national/international gala performances. Dance faculty often receive grants for other performances throughout the university in collaboration with faculty from other colleges. Students are also given the opportunity to attend various festivals and conferences.
The Dance Program also offers students the capability to work with guest artists in master classes, watching performances and learning repertory. This not only gives students a unique opportunity to build their resumes, but to work with a variety of professionals in the field.