The Kinesiology Program is a new and important component of the School of Applied Health Sciences in the College of Health Sciences at Jacksonville University. We are committed to accomplishing the School’s mission “to prepare healthcare professionals for careers defined by excellence in practice, community service, and lifelong professional development. Teaching, research, and community engagement serve as our core values.”
Kinesiology is an emerging, exciting, and greatly needed academic discipline that focuses on optimizing “health, wellness, and performance”.
Kinesiology is typically the undergraduate degree of choice for students seeking:
Traditional areas of “health”. This degree prepares students well for fitness, health promotion, physical activity, recreation, sport, etc.
Emerging areas of “movement science”. This degree will prepare students to use technology to study human movement in sport, exercise, and clinical settings.
A graduate degree in Kinesiology and related fields. This degree prepares students well for graduate work in kinesiology and related fields such as biomechanics, physiology, neuroscience, motor behavior, sport and exercise psychology, pedagogy, etc.
A graduate degree in allied health/medical fields. This prepares students well for medical school, physician assistant, public health, physical therapy, occupational therapy, athletic training, etc.
The motto for the Kinesiology Program is the
Latin phrase “mens sana in corpore sano”. The phrase translates as “a healthy
mind in a healthy body”. We believe in the need for both an active mind and a
healthy body. Our mission is to promote lifelong learning and physically active
lifestyles that will greatly influence health, wellness, performance, and
quality of life.