A degree from Washburn fosters critical thinking skills that prepare students for lifelong learning. Kinesiology majors complete internships, clinical hours and/or student teaching experiences at the end of their degree programs to prepare them for employment upon graduation. Our students are exposed to leadership, research and/or educational service opportunities through participation and volunteerism. A degree in Kinesiology provides an excellent foundation for students wishing to pursue health, sport, and fitness careers such as personal training, health promotion, physical therapy, physician's assistant, chiropractic, and numerous other allied health and medical fields.
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.
The Kinesiology Department is a member of the American Kinesiology Association