Kinesiology (BS)

BS in Kinesiology: Exercise Science

This option is a non-vocational program specific to those students who plan on attending a professional graduate program after their undergraduate degree. This option is dedicated to helping students better understand the disciplines within KINES, including pedagogy, kinesiology, exercise physiology, and exercise psychology. The required electives allow students to supplement and enhance their KINES education with KINES courses from the other areas in the major, along with courses in Nutrition, General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, and Physics. After completing the undergraduate program, students typically go on to a graduate program in KINES, Occupation Therapy, Physical Therapy, Nutrition, Physician's Assistant, Nursing, Gerontology (certificate available), Podiatry, Medical School, Dentistry, Osteopathic Medicine, Optometry, or Pharmacy. As a student, you may be required to complete any prerequisite courses for graduate programs in addition to major and University requirements.

The Exercise Science option is open to all declaring students.

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BS in Kinesiology: Fitness and Wellness Specialist Focus Area

The Fitness and Wellness Specialist focus area is a vocational program that is committed to preparing students to enter the fitness, health and wellness fields. Students will be able to help optimize fitness and wellness experiences for children and adults, administer safe and effective fitness programs, adapt and modify physical activity for individuals with special needs and promote physical activity in the community.

Students will gain first-hand experience working with individuals in a fitness setting by working at PEAK Health and Fitness on campus and through an internship in the community. The required elective courses in Health, Kinesiology and Recreation, and Nutrition and Integrative Physiology have been selected by the department to enhance the knowledge learned in the major.

This focus area has been designed to provide future professionals with the coursework and practical experience needed to pursue careers in Worksite Health/Fitness Promotion, Commercial Fitness, Corporate Wellness, Personal Training, Hospital-based Fitness Clinics such as Cardiac Rehab and Pulmonary Rehab, Strength & Conditioning as well as prepare students for graduate programs in healthcare fields such as Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Physician’s Assistant, Public Health, and many others. As a student, you may be required to complete any prerequisite courses for graduate programs in addition to major and University requirements.

The Fitness and Wellness Specialist option is open to all declaring students.

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The Career Services Office houses the Career Exploration Center and hosts various workshops and events. The Career Counselors can assist you as you research careers, explore jobs and internships, write resumes and cover letters, prepare and practice for interviews, and more.

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Phone: 801-581-6186
Email: CareerServices@sa.utah.edu
Location: SSB Room 350

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