If you have a passion for healthy living and physical activity, why not promote public wellness and physical education by training to be a coach, teacher, personal trainer, health facility manager, or recreation director.  Or you can prepare for graduate study in physical or occupational therapy, exercise physiology, or sports medicine.  Fire Science enables you to progress in your career as a firefighter.  Small class sizes mean lots of hands-on, active learning with professors who take a personal interest in their students’ well being and success.  

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Programs

Exercise Science (B.S.) Program

If you have a passion for healthy living and physical activity, why not promote public wellness and physical education by training to be a coach, teacher, personal trainer, health facility manager, or recreation director.  Or you can prepare for graduate study in physical or occupational therapy, exercise physiology, or sports medicine.  Fire Science enables you to progress in your career as a firefighter.  Small class sizes mean lots of hands-on, active learning with professors who take a personal interest in their students’ well being and success.  

Health & Fitness (B.S.) Program

If you have a passion for healthy living and physical activity, why not promote public wellness and physical education by training to be a coach, teacher, personal trainer, health facility manager, or recreation director.  Or you can prepare for graduate study in physical or occupational therapy, exercise physiology, or sports medicine.  Fire Science enables you to progress in your career as a firefighter.  Small class sizes mean lots of hands-on, active learning with professors who take a personal interest in their students’ well being and success.  

Sports & Fitness Management (B.S.) Program

If you have a passion for healthy living and physical activity, why not promote public wellness and physical education by training to be a coach, teacher, personal trainer, health facility manager, or recreation director.  Or you can prepare for graduate study in physical or occupational therapy, exercise physiology, or sports medicine.  Fire Science enables you to progress in your career as a firefighter.  Small class sizes mean lots of hands-on, active learning with professors who take a personal interest in their students’ well being and success.  

Physical Education (B.S.) (Teaching Certification) Program

If you have a passion for healthy living and physical activity, why not promote public wellness and physical education by training to be a coach, teacher, personal trainer, health facility manager, or recreation director.  Or you can prepare for graduate study in physical or occupational therapy, exercise physiology, or sports medicine.  Fire Science enables you to progress in your career as a firefighter.  Small class sizes mean lots of hands-on, active learning with professors who take a personal interest in their students’ well being and success.  

Fire Science (A.A.S.) Program

If you have a passion for healthy living and physical activity, why not promote public wellness and physical education by training to be a coach, teacher, personal trainer, health facility manager, or recreation director.  Or you can prepare for graduate study in physical or occupational therapy, exercise physiology, or sports medicine.  Fire Science enables you to progress in your career as a firefighter.  Small class sizes mean lots of hands-on, active learning with professors who take a personal interest in their students’ well being and success.  

Health & Fitness (A.S.) Program

If you have a passion for healthy living and physical activity, why not promote public wellness and physical education by training to be a coach, teacher, personal trainer, health facility manager, or recreation director.  Or you can prepare for graduate study in physical or occupational therapy, exercise physiology, or sports medicine.  Fire Science enables you to progress in your career as a firefighter.  Small class sizes mean lots of hands-on, active learning with professors who take a personal interest in their students’ well being and success.  

Your Future

Careers

A degree from the Kinesiology department prepares you for work in a hospital, school, fitness center, gymnasium, or in firefighting leadership.  It also serves as preparation for graduate education in physical or occupational therapy, exercise physiology, or sports medicine.  Additional certifications offered in connection with degrees in the Kinesiology department increase employment opportunities.

Sample Job Titles

  • Physical Therapist
  • Teacher
  • Coach
  • Trainer
  • Exercise Physiologist
  • Recreational Director
  • Athletic Administrator
  • Fitness Specialist
  • Certified Firefighter
  • Fire Inspector
  • Fire Investigator

39%
Expected employment growth of physical therapists 2010 to 2020

Faculty Profiles

Vesa Naukkarinen, MS

Kinesiology
Associate Professor
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Chad Hutchinson, MS

Kinesiology
Assistant Professor
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Paulino Santos-Andino, Ed.D.

Kinesiology
Assistant Professor and Department Chair
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