In addition to the core Kinesiology courses, students with specific post-baccalaureate aspirations may choose one of several concentrations to supplement their major in Kinesiology. Visit the Kinesiology Major webpage for more information about the required courses for each concentration:
Kinesiology majors may choose a departmental minor in any other major in the College. Requirements for departmental minors are listed under the appropriate major. Some popular minors for Kinesiology students are:
Students are encouraged to apply for physical therapy or athletic fitness internships at the Center for Balance, Mobility, and Wellness and at the Harmeling Physical Therapy clinic in the Bennett Center. Both centers are located on the Gordon College campus and offer flexible schedules for students.
The Center for Balance, Mobility and Wellness (CBMW) offers clinical, academic and research expertise for the treatment of individuals with neurological, vestibular and gait and balance disorders. Student interns work with either the therapists or fitness staff to provide care for CBMW patients
Patient care at Harmeling Physical Therapy and Sports Fitness follows a thorough assessment of the area of symptomatic complaint and all related movement areas with a plan of action designed to help the patient regain normal movement and function as quickly as possible. Harmeling staff work hard to provide an "environment of care," in which they strive to educate, and empower the patient to manage his or her condition. Student interns will learn firsthand from therapists with years of experience.
On select years, the Kinesiology department offers a International Seminar Course. International Seminars are 4-credit courses offered abroad that give students the opportunity to learn about Kinesiology topics in the context of another culture. Take with New Perspectives 1 and 2, the seminar fulfills the Global Understanding theme.
May 2011, Honduras: "Living with a Disability in the Developing World"
Students who desire to study abroad for a semester are encouraged to talk to their advisor about approved programs. For more information, visit GEO.
Students are encouraged to seek summer internships and research opportunities both in the US and abroad. Speak to your advisor about these opportunities.