Want to inspire others toward an active and healthy lifestyle? Mesh your interest in fitness with your knack for business in the corporate fitness concentration in the kinesiology major. You’ll develop a foundation in marketing, management and movement science that will prepare you to run exercise and wellness programs for a range of clients on the corporate, commercial and community levels.
At Gordon, we view the study of movement in light of the concepts of stewardship and redemption—stewarding the body well in physical activity, and redeeming movement that has been lost. Here, you will 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 equip you with an excellent understanding of the mechanical, neurological and physiological components of human movement to prepare you for a variety of careers, including:
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From community wellness programs for Parkinson’s disease to assistance for individuals with traumatic brain injuries or kids with developmental disabilities, Gordon kinesiology students find ways to serve the community while gaining the experience they need to excel:
If you plan to run your own fitness practice, a business administration minor would enhance your studies. You may also choose to add a minor in a related scientific field such as biology, physics, psychology or neuroscience.
For more information, contact:
Kinesiology department chair