Dr. Chris Robertson, Chair
Here in the Department of Sport and Exercise Science, we're building careers through "Education in Motion". In today’s job market, approximately 60% of Kinesiology (exercise science) graduates will continue their education in graduate school in order to be competitive and more marketable to employers in this evolving and highly diverse field. For those who choose to enter the profession directly after graduation, entry-level jobs are available that, in most cases but not all, require further certification from an accredited professional organization. It is clear, from the faculty perspective and from speaking with students in the Exercise Science program, that career concentrations are required in order to allow graduates to be competitive in the job market and/or to pursue post-graduate education.
Students earning the BS in Kinesiology will be prepared to enter the work industry at a variety of levels including community, scholastic, collegiate and professional positions. Career opportunities in the Kinesiology discipline range from health promotion, sports medicine and rehabilitative science to coaching, strength and conditioning consulting, sport performance and exercise psychology. The core courses in the kinesiology discipline provide a broad foundation of human movement study for students to build upon and then progress to a collection of more specific courses that emphasize the diverse nature of the field. Along with the opportunity to acquire all the needed prerequisites for graduate and/or professional school, students will encounter
a strong foundation of science courses that integrates hands-on applications applying theory into practice. Students complete their program with a culminating internship experience in various health, sport, fitness or rehabilitation professional settings.
We think you'll find our program challenging yet rewarding. Welcome!