Kinesiology

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Petro Allied Health Center - 19th & Washburn

The Kinesiology Department is located in the Petro Allied Health Center.

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Why Study Kinesiology at Washburn?

Kinesiology is an academic discipline concerned with the study of physical activity and human movement and its impact on health, society, and quality of life. Kinesiology majors will be immersed in comprehensive professional preparation programs, each designed to meet or exceed state and/or national standards, in order to acquire the skills and abilities necessary to successfully deal with the challenges of working in areas such as health promotion and fitness, cardiac rehabilitation, sports administration, injury prevention  and care, and public school teaching. Students pursuing a Kinesiology degree are exposed to leadership, research and educational service opportunities through participation in internships, clinical placements, student teaching, and volunteerism. A career in a Kinesiology related profession is fun, interesting and rewarding and provides an excellent academic foundation for the student wishing to pursue a graduate and/or a professional degree in a wide range of allied health fields.

 

What Is Kinesiology?

Kinesiology is an academic discipline which involves the study of physical activity and its impact on health, society, and quality of life. It includes, but is not limited to, such areas of study as exercise science, sports management, athletic training and sports medicine, socio-cultural analyses of sports, sport and exercise psychology, fitness leadership, physical education-teacher education, and pre-professional training for physical therapy, occupational therapy, medicine and other health related fields.

American Kinesiology Association
The Kinesiology Department is a member of the American Kinesiology Association

The Kinesiology Department is a member of the American Kinesiology Association

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