As we age and as we recover from injuries and illness, restoring mobility is a challenge that requires great care, skill and compassion. Do you have a strong interest in human anatomy, physiology and the mechanics of movement? Are you curious about the effects of exercise and physical activity in preventing chronic diseases? If so, an exercise rehabilitation services concentration within the kinesiology major is perfect for you!
At Gordon you’ll complete a rigorous, science-based curriculum focused on the study of human movement and its relationship to health and disease. Building on a strong foundational knowledge of human anatomy and physiology, your advanced coursework will explore musculoskeletal, neurological and physiological mechanisms as they relate to chronic health conditions, impairments and physical disabilities. Opportunities to connect your classroom learning to clinical evaluation and treatment are available on campus––at the Center for Balance, Mobility and Wellness and Harmeling Physical Therapy & Sports Fitness––or at area clinics and hospitals.
Although graduates in the exercise and rehabilitation sciences concentration are prepared for entry-level employment in rehabilitation and healthcare fields, the concentration is designed primarily to equip individuals for success in professional graduate programs in allied health and other health professions fields, including: