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Undergraduate Program

Bachelor of Science



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Why This Program? 

The relationship between the mind and all physical activity.

The Kinesiology degree is based on exploring the human response to stress caused by physical activity. Students examine the relationship between health, wellness and physical activity to help people of all abilities start, maintain and improve an active lifestyle.

While one outlet of this degree is athletic performance, the Kinesiology degree can also lead to a career in health care through the inclusion of physical and life sciences coursework. Practicum and internship opportunities allow students to explore different areas of Kinesiology and health care while providing service and gaining valuable clinical experience. Through these opportunities, important relationships are fostered that promote the Franciscan tradition of service, caring and openness to all.

The B.S. in Kinesiology explores the basis of the acute response and chronic adaptation of physiological systems to a wide variety of stressors. While one outlet of this degree is athletic performance, other kinesiology pathways include the role of physical activity in chronic disease and the application of exercise to improve or maintain health.

  • From Class to a Career: This degree prepares students to work in clinical exercise physiology and sports performance after graduation, or to continue with graduate education in a specific health science discipline (see Graduate School Options).
  • A mission that matters: Pursue a career in health, wellness, and sports performance, or continue your education in graduate school.
  • Be a name, not a number: Learn from professors who are renowned, published, and practicing in their field. With our small student-to-faculty ratio, you'll get the attention you deserve!