Kinesiology and sport performance major


The sport and fitness industry has experienced dramatic growth over the past 20 years. The need for expertise in kinesiology and sport performance has grown into a discipline where specialization exists in a multidimensional sense. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job outlook for a career such as athletic training is predicted to grow 23%, which is much faster than the average growth.

Kinesiology and Sport Performance is the perfect major for individuals with a passion for exercise and being active. Kinesiology and Sport Performance professionals are involved in helping others to maintain and enhance their health and athletic performance. You will acquire the necessary knowledge, skills, and capabilities in order to plan, implement, and evaluate training and fitness programs for diverse clients, patients, and athletes.

The Kinesiology and Sport Performance major involves an interdisciplinary applied science curriculum that relates evidenced based theory to practical real-world applications for personal training, athletic training, and athletic coaching. Undergraduate study in Kinesiology and Sport Performance provides preparation for advanced study in such areas as biomechanics, exercise physiology, athletic training, chiropractic medicine, physical education, and occupational and physical therapy.

The Department of Health, Kinesiology, and Sport Management (HKSM) at Parkside offers a curriculum that provides majors the possibility of obtaining an education in lifetime wellness and activities. Kinesiology and sport performance certificates are designed to supplement an existing major with career-specific course work and enhance employment opportunities.

Graduates find employment within the field with numerous types of organizations including amateur and professional sport organizations, educational institutions, health and fitness centers, private and municipal recreation programs, or the sporting-goods industry. 


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