Department of Health and Kinesiology

Dr. David Criswell, Chair

The Mission of the Department of Health and Kinesiology is to responsibly facilitate learning in the areas of health and kinesiology (the study of movement or exercise), emphasizing competence, ethics, and altruism. The Department aims to (a) provide students with knowledge and skills specifically required for success in professional positions or in further studies in health and kinesiology, and (b) cultivate a desire for lifelong learning and provide practice with learning skills that can be used throughout life.

The Department offers studies that prepare for a variety of careers related to health, education, exercise science, athletic training, fitness and other fields. Specific undergraduate degrees offered are: Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Health Studies, Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Kinesiology and Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Health and Kinesiology. Aims and requirements of each of the Department’s undergraduate degrees are described below in this section of the catalog. The graduate degree programs are described under Department of Health and Kinesiology in the graduate section of this catalog.

A student pursuing studies in health or kinesiology should be aware that requirements other than those of the Department may apply, including requirements listed in the following sections of this catalog: Undergraduate Academic Policies, including Undergraduate Admission Requirements and General Baccalaureate Degree Requirements; requirements for teacher certification, under School of Education; and Graduate Policies and Programs.