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 or dance education. 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. Graduates of this program have become researchers, dance therapists, massage therapists, physical therapists, and better-informed dancers and teachers.


Performance opportunities include an annual dance concert (Perpetual Motion), student concerts, informal showings, student organization concerts, as well as state, regional, and national/international performances. Students are also given the opportunity to attend various festivals and conferences.

The Dance Program and the College of Performance, Visualization & Fine Arts bring in guest artists to work with students each year. These guests provide an array of opportunities for students including concerts, workshops, and setting repertory. This not only gives students a unique opportunity to build their resumes but to work with a variety of professionals in the field.