This concentration is designed to prepare the student for graduate study in the field or for those careers requiring the prescription of exercise. Preparation includes opportunities for fitness testing and exercise prescription with emphasis on obtaining the most current information and techniques available. Field experience opportunities include corporate, public and private exercise settings as well as cardiac rehabilitation program.
Students in this concentration are prepared for a career in sport and activity-oriented businesses. Preparation includes a minor in business, a 6-12 credit hour internship, and coursework tailored to meet the student’s interests.
Although not offered through the Kinesiology Department, the PTA program is recognized as a concentration area for the B.A. degree in Kinesiology. A formal application process must be completed. Contact the School of Applied Studies for details and application materials. This degree is being phased out.
No new BA>KN>Physical Therapist Assistant majors will be accepted after Summer 2017. All BA>KN>PTA majors must complete all of the degree requirements by May 2020 in order to receive a degree in this concentration.