Health, Kinesiology, and Sport Undergraduate Programs

The USA Department of Health, Kinesiology, and Sport offers bachelor's degrees with majors, minors and concentrations in the below programs.

 

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Exercise Science

The exercise science major provides a scientific core that allows the student to gain an understanding of human anatomy and physiology and how exercise impacts the body.

 

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Health Education - 6-12 Teacher Certification

The health education (6-12) Program prepares teacher candidates to plan, implement and evaluate health programs in the grades 6-12.

 

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Physical Education - P-12 Teacher Certification

The physical education (P-12) program prepares teacher candidates to plan, implement and evaluate physical education programs in the elementary, middle and secondary schools.

 

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Merged Health and Physical Education

The health education (6-12) and physical education (P-12) program is a dual teacher certification program designed to prepare students to teach health education and physical education in schools.

 

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Health - Non-Teaching Program

The bachelor's degree program in health is designed to help non-teacher certification students enter the field of health in community, medical care, workplace, college and university settings.

 

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Therapeutic Recreation

The therapeutic recreation program prepares students to become professionals committed to helping persons with disabilities and those marginalized by conditions that affect self-determination, independence and quality of life.

 

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Sport and Recreation Management

Students may pursue a bachelor's degree with a concentration in sport management and recreation studies to be prepared for a variety of positions in the sport and recreation industry.

 

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Sport Management and Recreation Studies Minor

The minor in sport management and recreation studies is open to students majoring in any discipline. The minor is ideal for business, communication and interdisciplinary studies majors.

 

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Health and Wellness Minor

The minor in health and wellness provides students knowledge and skills to complement their major degree. Students completing this minor will obtain CPR and First Aid certification.

 

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Coaching Certificate

The coaching certificate is a 21-hour academic program, completed in two years. Students from any discipline may complete the program, which is intended to give students with coaching aspirations at all levels of athletic competition a solid foundation for a successful career in coaching.