Kinesiology: Specialization in Wellness Management

Program Description

Kinesiology: Specialization in Wellness Management majors learn the in-depth knowledge, skills, and procedures essential to becoming a wellness and fitness professional. Career opportunities include health and fitness management in corporate fitness or health clubs, large recreation settings like churches or YMCAs, or employment as a personal trainer.


Kinesiology: Specialization in Wellness Management does not lead to teacher certification. Required course work includes:

  • BIOL 2404 Human Anatomy & Physiology I + additional 4 hours of any lab science 
  • KINE 2202 Creating a Wellness Lifestyle  
  • KINE 2310 Foundations of Kinesiology
  • KINE 3301 Prevention and Treatment of Sports Injuries
  • KINE 2340 Health Psychology
  • KINE 3393 Physiology of Exercise
  • KINE 3210 Exercise Prescription
  • KINE 3395 Kinesiology: Applied Biomechanics
  • KINE 4323 Motor Learning
  • KINE 2232 Wellness for Special Populations
  • KINE 3398 Foundations of Health Instruction
  • KINE 2334 Tests and Measurements in Kinesiology
  • KINE 2336 Strategies and Principles of Coaching
  • KINE 3360 Administration in Sports and Kinesiology
  • KINE 4363 Sports Sociology
  • KINE 4370 Research in Kinesiology
  • KINE 4340 Wellness Internship

Advantages and Opportunities

  • Graduates will leave with a comprehensive understanding of wellness and fitness for a wide variety of jobs.
  • Small classes allow for individual attention and a relationship with professors who have a wide range of background and experiences to share with students.