Move it! From communication between the brain and spinal cord, to oxygen delivery from the heart and lungs, to the muscular forces that propel your body into motion, the function of human movement is fascinatingly complex. Get ready to roll up your sleeves and engage in hands-on learning with real patients as you investigate how movement is impacted by disease, age, injury and other factors. The kinesiology major provides exceptional preparation for graduate school in medicine and allied health fields.
Our state-of-the-art anatomy and physiology lab offers you the distinct advantage of gaining hands-on experience with studying human cadavers as an undergraduate student. You will also engage in experiential learning—including EKG treadmill testing and Vicon Nexus motion capture—in our kinesiology lab, and have opportunities for real-life experience through service-learning projects and internships at our on-site Center for Balance, Mobility and Wellness; Bennett Athletic Center; and Harmeling Physical Therapy.
Gordon’s strong clinical emphasis will provide the foundational knowledge essential for many health professions. The vast majority of kinesiology students pursue graduate studies at top-rate schools, in preparation for careers in medicine and allied health, such as:
Many students get certified in Athletic Training, Nursing Assistant, and Emergency Medicine while in the Kinesiology program. Find out more on our Certifications page.
GO THE EXTRA MILE
As a kinesiology student, observation and contact hours will play a critical role in your preparation for graduate school. From community wellness programs for Parkinson’s disease to assistance for individuals with traumatic brain injuries or kids with developmental disabilities, Gordon students find ways to serve the community while gaining the experience they need to excel:
Pack your bags and expand your global perspectives!
Depending on your career goals, you may choose to add a minor in a related scientific field such as biology, physics or psychology. A neuroscience minor would be beneficial if you are interested in the specific role of the brain in movement. If you plan to run your own practice (in physical therapy, medicine or corporate fitness), a business administration minor would also be a good choice.