Kinesiology, the study of the human body in motion, is a broad discipline that will let you do everything from determining how the body reacts to stress from exercise, illness, disease or anxiety to organizing physical activities for residents in an assisted-living center.
Why a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from AU?
- Smaller class sizes – some 300- and 400-level classes have as few as six to ten students.
- Professors with more than 20 years of experience and first-hand knowledge of what is needed for success in the field
- Excellent acceptance rates for graduate students
- Hands-on experience with state-of-the-art labs and equipment
- Welcoming Christian environment
Because your study of kinesiology includes more than 100 credit hours in the study of human motion, you’ll leave Anderson prepared to handle a variety of functions in today’s wellness field. In addition, you’ll have experience that will help you be successful as a wellness professional or continue your studies in graduate school.
When you graduate from the kinesiology program you’ll be able to critique and analyze a person’s diet, evaluate someone’s athletic performance and provide someone with a proper exercise regiment among other skills. You’ll also receive training in the soft skills– such as patient/clinic interaction and job interview etiquette – to excel in the field.
If further study is your goal, studying kinesiology at Anderson will give you an advantage if you chose to go on to graduate school and pursue a degree in physical therapy or athletic training. Students in graduate programs say they felt they were more prepared than their classmates in understanding the basics of human motion. Anderson University’s School of Human Performance has a better than 90 percent placement rate for students planning on continuing their education as they worked towards a career in occupational therapy, biomechanics, speech language pathology, physical therapy, or athletic training.
As a kinesiology major, you’ll be equipped for positions such as these:
• Corporate Wellness Coordinator - $60,457*
• Sports Performance Specialist - $53,238
• Personal Trainer - $51,887
• Senior Center Activities Director - $51,039
• Cardiac rehabilitation specialist - $57,267
• Clinic manager - $86,764
(*Source: Economic Research Institute)