Why Study Kinesiology: Concentration Exercise Science at APSU?
The Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology offers two concentrations; Exercise Science and Pre-professional. Both concentrations will prepare students to sit for the Exercise Physiologist Certification through the American College of Sports Medicine, the Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist test through the National Strength and Conditioning Association, and prepare students for graduate study in Kinesiology or Exercise Science.
What Will I Learn?
Students who enroll in the Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology major will learn about strength and conditioning, exercise physiology, anatomy and physiology, biomechanics, exercise testing and prescription, and various other topics related to kinesiology. The classes were developed so that each student would have the tools necessary to take certification exams through the American College of Sports Medicine and the National Strength and Conditioning Association, as well as be prepared to enter different professional schools such as Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy.
|Sample 4-year Course Plan|
The Freshmen Seminar degree requirement completed by most students is APSU 1000. The course is delivered in a small-class setting with like-minded students led by a faculty member and a peer leader. The interdisciplinary course is intended to support first-semester students and provide them with a foundation for university success. Emphasis is placed on student engagement, university learning success strategies, support services, library literacy, financial literacy, and academic and career planning. The first class meeting of APSU 1000 during fall semesters is on Freshmen Convocation Day.
|General Education Core||
The general education core is designed to develop critical competencies in written communication, oral communication, mathematical analysis, and critical thinking skills. Students at APSU select coursework in the general education core in the areas of Communication, Humanities and Fine Arts, Social and Behavioral Sciences, History, Natural Sciences, and Mathematics. While the general education core requirements for graduation can be met by choosing courses from each of these areas, some programs of study require lower division courses that serve as prerequisites for upper division courses. Students should consult the sample 4-year plans and confer with their academic advisors as they choose their general education core courses.
What engagement opportunities are available to APSU Students?
|Organizations and Honor Societies||
APSU fosters a positive campus environment that encourages active participation in university life. Organizations and honor societies in which students can engage are the HHP Club and the Pre-Professional Health Society.
|High Impact Practices||
APSU students engage in HIP curricular and co-curricular experiences that advance their learning and knowledge. Opportunities include first-year seminar, first-year learning communities, common reading experience 'The Peay Read', undergraduate research, study abroad, service and community-based learning, internships, e-portfolio development, and capstone courses & projects.Students who are enrolled in the Kinesiology program will gain industry experience through the internship program.
What Do Kinesiology: Concentration Exercise Science Majors Do After Graduation?
Careers Graduate School
- Strength and Conditioning Specialist Doctor of Physical Therapy
- Cardiac Rehab Specialist Doctor of Occupational Therapy
- Corporate Wellness Director Master of Science in Athletic Training
- Wellness and Health Coach Doctoral Degrees in Exercise Science.
- Certified Exercise Physiologist Exercise Physiology or Biomechanics
- Recreation Director
Masters of Science degrees in Exercise
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