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BS Kinesiology

Southern Adventist University offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology. Kinesiology is the scientific study of physical activity and its impact on health, society and the quality of life. With a Kinesiology major, you can combine your interest of the human body with one of the emphasis areas of Exercise Science, Sport Management, or Recreation. Classes will vary with your chosen emphasis, but your use of the kinesiology degree depends largely on your interest and skills and area of degree you want to pursue.

A Kinesiology degree gives you subject specific knowledge in areas such as nutrition, biomechanics, physiology and the psychology of exercise as well as teaches you hands-on techniques and therapy. As a student, you will also learn about anatomy, motor function and overall wellness. As part of the ever-growing healthcare field, kinesiology jobs are diverse and in demand.

The degree provides a large set of skills that can be used in lots of different careers. These transferable skills include:

  • research and data analysis;
  • ability to work on your own initiative and as part of a team;
  • presentation and oral communication skills;
  • written communication skills, including report writing;
  • time management and planning;
  • effective problem-solving;
  • professionalism and customer focus;
  • a good understanding of information technology.
People are becoming increasingly conscious about the importance of exercise and sports as vital elements to maintaining and improving their own personal health. In 2019, the U.S sports market was worth 73.4 billion dollars (http://www.statista.com/statistics/214960/revenue-of-the-north-american-sports-market/). In 2017, the fitness market was worth 30.1 billion dollars (http://www.statista.com/statistics/236120/us-fitness-center-revenue/). The U.S. outdoor recreation economy accounted for 2.2 percent ($427.2 billion) of current-dollar gross domestic product (GDP) in 2017 (http://www.bea.gov/data/special-topics/outdoor-recreation).

What can you do with a Kinesiology Degree? Here are a few options
  • Exercise Science
  • Exercise Physiologist
  • Fitness Center Manager
  • Personal Trainer
  • Sport Therapist
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation Tech
  • Strength and Conditioning Coach
  • Professor
  • Athletic Training
Sport Management
  • Sports Marketing and Promotion
  • Sporting Event/Game Day Operations
  • Athletic Administration
  • Sporting Venue General Operations and Management
  • Sports Information Director
  • Sports Officiating
Recreation
  • YMCA Director
  • Community Center Management
  • City Recreation Sport Director
  • Gym/Rec Center Management
  • Aquatic Director
  • Outdoor Adventure Director

BS in Kinesiology Sequence
BS in Sports Studies Sequences
Please check with the Catalog to verify that all class requirements have been met.