According to the CDC about 75% of American adults don’t get enough exercise. Are you passionate about health and wellness, not just for yourself but for others? Do you want to spread the benefits of a healthy lifestyle, fitness and wellness? A strong interest in exercise, nutrition and how lifestyle factors impact overall health is the foundation for a concentration in fitness and wellness within the kinesiology major.
At Gordon, through academic coursework and experiential learning, you’ll gain the scientific knowledge and practical skills necessary for a successful career as a fitness or wellness professional. You’ll have opportunities to work with varied populations, from students and athletes to older adults and individuals with neurological conditions. Real-life experiences can be gained through service-learning projects and internships right on campus, such as the Center for Balance, Mobility and Wellness, the Bennett Athletic Center and Harmeling Physical Therapy, or at area fitness facilities or wellness studios.
Graduates with a fitness and wellness concentration are well-positioned to achieve an accredited, professional trainer certification or to continue their education in fields such as exercise and sport science, nutrition or human performance. Gordon’s excellent academic program will provide the foundational knowledge essential for a career in fitness and wellness, including: