Kinesiology and Exercise Sciences
- Misty Pacheco, Dr.PH, M.H.A.
The Kinesiology and Exercise Sciences (KES) program within the College of Arts and Sciences offers students the following degrees:
The KES program provides students with a diverse range of high quality instruction and opportunities within the areas of health, physical education, recreation, and the exercise sciences. Furthermore, activity courses provides individuals with exposure to a variety of physical activities and opportunities to enhance their overall well being. Lecture type courses provide introductory and advanced preparation for the fields of education, management and/or coaching, health promotion, and the exercise sciences with include sport psychology, athletic training, physical therapy and exercise physiology.
Goals for Student Learning in the Major
A student who completes the Kinesiology and Exercise Sciences degree program will be able to:
- Participate in basic physical and recreational activities.
- Identify the fundamental anatomical functions, the physiological mechanisms, and the biomechanical concepts involved with human movement and human performance.
- Apply for acceptance into the Teacher Education Program with the desire to become a Secondary Health and Physical Education teacher.
- Apply for acceptance into graduate school in the areas of the exercise sciences, health, medical school, physical therapy programs, and athletic training programs.
- Able to provide care and expertise within the area of health.
- Identify and understand the various health issues within our society, especially those encountered by elementary and secondary school students.