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Kinesiology

 

Degrees and Programs

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How to 'Bee' Successful in a Kinesiology Program

Students must be willing to engage in their learning and take advantage of many service and participation opportunities.

For example, the Sport Management major culminates in an internship experience that ranges from placements and local fitness facilities to professional sports teams and athletic programs. Students gain practical experience as well as develop and strengthen connections within the sport management industry.

It also helps to have solid math skills and a strong interest in business, finance, and accounting, as well as good interpersonal communication skills.


A major in Exercise Science also satisfies pre-requisites for SAU graduate degree programs in physical therapy, occupational therapy, exercise physiology, and physician assistant studies.

BS in Exercise Science
Our Exercise Science program is a pre-professional Bachelor of Science degree to prepare students for an advanced degree in rapidly-growing health science fields such as physical therapyoccupational therapy, medicine (MD, DO, MPAS), chiropractic, and exercise physiology research.

BS in Human Performance and Fitness
Our Human Performance and Fitness program is a National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) recognized program and confers a Bachelor of Science degree for preparation of certification as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS). Careers in this field include cardiopulmonary rehabilitation specialist, personal trainer, strength and conditioning coach, employee fitness director, and group exercise instructor. This program includes an internship.

BA in Sport Management
Combining sports with business, our Sport Management program provides graduates with the practical skills they need to make a career in sports-related industries. This program includes an internship.

MS in Exercise Physiology
A 12-15 month Master of Science Program in Exercise Physiology degree is ideal for students looking for research experience, moving on to professional or PhD programs, or advancing their knowledge in exercise science.

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