The Kinesiology Major at Illinois College offers students an opportunity to explore the human physiological response to movement and exercise through coursework that includes human anatomy, biomechanics, nutrition, strength and conditioning, and kinesiology. This major will prepare students for careers or graduate work in athletic training, exercise physiology, physical therapy, physical education, and many other professions.
The two concentrations within the kinesiology major each require the kinesiology core coursework, electives, and a capstone experience. A detailed summary of the course requirements for the core and each concentration is provided below.
Exercise Science Concentration
This concentration is well suited for students preparing for careers in a wide range of careers in wellness and health promotion fields as well as students preparing for graduate work in Athletic Training, Exercise Science, and Exercise Physiology.
Exercise Science Concentration electives (26 credit hours)
Physical Education Concentration
This concentration is intended for students pursuing PE teacher licensure. Students in this concentration should double major in kinesiology and education.
These students should enroll in ED 101 their first semester or as soon as possible thereafter and work closely with their advisors in both departments to ensure all State of Illinois requirements for licensure are met.
Physical Education concentration required courses (22 credit hours plus capstone/student teaching)