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Professional Kinesiology Concentration

Professional Kinesiology Concentration

The most flexible of the kinesiology concentrations, the professional kinesiology concentration offers broad exposure and allows you to tailor your elective courses to your area of interest. You’ll form a solid kinesiology foundation—from the brain and spinal cord to oxygen delivery from the heart and lungs to the muscular forces that propel your body into motion. 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. 

Why study kinesiology at Gordon?

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. Professional kinesiology students will also have a chance to embrace real-life experiences at some of the most incredible onsite facilities. Through internships and service-learning projects, students will have a chance to work at Gordon’s own Center for Balance and Mobility and Wellness and the Bennett Athletic Center, as well as Harmeling Physical Therapy located throughout the North Shore of Massachusetts. You will also have access off-campus internships at area clinics and hospitals, and conduct research projects with faculty.

What careers can I pursue with a professional kinesiology concentration?

The rise in the value of athletics, an increase in aging populations and the obesity epidemic in the US provide strong career potential for a kinesiology degree. Gordon College’s strong clinical emphasis will provide the foundational knowledge essential for many exercise and wellness professions. Many kinesiology students pursue graduate studies at top-rated schools in preparation for careers in wellness and rehabilitation, such as:

  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Physician assistant
  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Athletic training
  • Clinical exercise physiology
  • Corporate fitness
  • Exercise science

Many students get certified in athletic training, nursing assistant and emergency medicine while in the kinesiology program.

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For more information contact:

Sean Clark
Professor of Kinesiology
E [email protected] 
P 978 867 4844

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