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BS in Exercise Physiology

Program Highlights

The Department of Kinesiology offers three degree programs: BA in Kinesiology (430 students), BS in Exercise Physiology (476 students), and an MA in Kinesiology (40 students). All three degree programs were fully affirmed in fall 2017 through our 5-year Academic Program Review (APR) process. Ten years ago, we enrolled roughly 400 students. The interest in wellness in recent years has resulted in greater demand for Kinesiology careers and thus enrollment has climbed to over 900 students presently.

AKA logoThe Department of Kinesiology is a member of the American Kinesiology Association whose mission is to promote and enhance kinesiology as a unified field of study and advance its many applications. AKA does this by advocating for kinesiology at national and international levels as well as by supporting its member departments by providing resource materials and leadership and educational opportunities for university administrators in kinesiology.

KINE faculty put students at the center of everything we do including our scholarship. In the last 5 years, students have accompanied faculty to present at conferences all over the Unites States as well as Australia, Taiwan, and France. We have five active students clubs and our students also work collaboratively with the campus FitU program, which is a student-run peer mentoring program.

Students in the Kinesiology Department have been recipients of many awards. Most recently, Ty Bradford received the President's Award for Academic Excellence and Isaiah Dargan received the Scholar Athlete Award.

Ty Bradford with President Hutchinson
President’s Award for Academic Excellence

Ty Bradford with President Hutchinson

Isaiah Dargan
Scholar Athlete Award

Isaiah Dargan

Josh Trout, Award Recipient Daniel Human, President Hutchinson, Kevin Patton
Lt Robert Merton Rawlins Merit Award

Josh Trout, Award Recipient Daniel Human, President Hutchinson, Kevin Patton

Exercise Physiology Majors Club visit Fitbit in San Francisco with Faculty Advis

Exercise Physiology Majors Club visit Fitbit in San Francisco with Faculty Advisor Dr. Azevedo

Dr. Thomas Fahey’s New Textbooks in 2018

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fit and well book cover
Fit and Well
strength and conditioning book cover
Strength and Conditioning
A student breathes into an oxygen machine while walking on a treadmill
KINE 323 – Exercise Physiology Oxygen Lab

We prepare students for careers in physical therapy (and related medical fields), teaching physical education, coaching, personal training, and other wellness-related areas. We maintain state-of-the-art labs in Exercise Physiology, Biomechanics, Pedagogy, and Strength & Conditioning. To inform our teaching, each year the department collects data on the extent to which students meet our six Student Learning Outcomes (this past year, we measured verbal and non-verbal communication).