Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology

Kinesiology students develop an in-depth knowledge of anatomy and physiology, allowing them to help people maintain healthy lifestyles. Through intensive courses in human sciences and biomechanics, you’ll learn how exercise impacts the body’s structure and function. With access to exceptional labs and equipment and a world-class recreation center, you will have opportunities for experiences and research depth rarely available to undergraduates. For example, in your human anatomy class, you will work in the cadaver lab. With the state-of-the-art human patient simulator, you'll experience what it’s like to be part of a healthcare team as you diagnose and treat virtual "patients."

Building a healthy future

Most students use Hanover's unique exercise science program as an access point for the study of:

  • Medicine 
  • Dentistry 
  • Physical therapy 
  • Occupational therapy 
  • Chiropractic medicine 
  • Athletic training 
  • Cardiac rehabilitation 
  • Sports medicine

Students can also prepare for health and fitness consulting by taking courses with the Business Scholars Program. Those students who would like to pursue teacher certification in health and physical education (in elementary or secondary school) are best served by the Health and Movement Studies major.

What do Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology majors study?

  • Human anatomy 
  • Nutrition 
  • Physiology of Exercise 
  • Biomechanics 
  • Exercise testing and prescription 
  • Other topics that interest you, from biology to personal training to research methods and data analysis

Although pre-med is not a major, some kinesiology majors are interested in pursuing a medical career. Those who take the kinesiology course in human anatomy have the unique opportunity to work with a human cadaver as an undergraduate.

Kinesiology Program Chair Bryant Stamford is a nationally recognized expert, author of several books and a syndicated newspaper column, co-host of a public radio show, and expert witness in more than 30 court cases. Other faculty experience ranges from exercise physiology to immunology, from lipid metabolism to exercise testing.

Students use Hanover's unique kinesiology program as an access point for the study of:

  • Medicine 
  • Dentistry 
  • Physical therapy 
  • Occupational therapy 
  • Chiropractic 
  • Athletic training 
  • Cardiac rehabilitation 
  • Sports medicine

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