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Kinesiology (phonetic spelling) – n. the study of human movement.

Kinesiology is also an “umbrella term” used to describe a diverse group of academic sub-disciplines including Exercise Science, Sport Management, Human Performance, Physical Education, Biomechanics, Human Ergonomics, Recreation, Sport Performance, Wellness, and more.

Health and Human Performance

The Department of HHP houses three academic concentrations within the Kinesiology major. These concentrations serve students who aspire to a wide variety of different careers. Examples include:

  • Preparation for professional schools
  • Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Chiropractic, Physician Assistant, Exercise Science
  • Preparation for graduate study in Athletic Training (MSAT)
  • Strength and Conditioning Coach and sport performance
  • Personal Training and other direct client service

Sport Science

The Department of Sports Science houses three academic concentrations within the Kinesiology major. These concentrations serve students who aspire to a wide variety of different careers. Examples include:

  • Physical Education Teacher Education
  • Coaching Sports (K-12 environment with teacher certification)
  • Coaching and sports administration (club/select, college, professional)
  • Administration of recreation/fitness programs (public, private, college campus)

Certifications

These are the certifications offered at Tarleton State University. A teacher, coach or fitness professional are in your reach.