As a kinesiology student, you'll develop an in-depth knowledge of anatomy and physiology, allowing you to help people maintain healthy lifestyles. You’ll also learn how exercise impacts the body’s structure and function through intensive courses in human sciences and biomechanics.
With access to exceptional labs and equipment, and a world-class recreation center, you'll have opportunities for experiences and research depth rarely available to undergraduates. For example, in your human anatomy class you'll 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:
- Physical therapy
- Occupational therapy
- Chiropractic medicine
- Athletic training
- Cardiac rehabilitation
- Sports medicine
You can also prepare for health and fitness consulting by taking courses with the Business Scholars Program. However, if you'd like to pursue teacher certification in health and physical education (in elementary or secondary school), your best option is Hanover's Health and Movement Studies major.
What do Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology majors study?
- Human anatomy
- Physiology of Exercise
- 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.
- Associate Professor of Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology/Assistant Men's and Women's Golf CoachKinesiology and Integrative Physiology
- Dean JacksAssociate Professor of Kinesiology and Integrative PhysiologyKinesiology and Integrative Physiology
- Professor of Kinesiology and Integrative PhysiologyKinesiology and Integrative Physiology
- Molly WinkeAssociate Professor of Kinesiology and Integrative PhysiologyKinesiology and Integrative Physiology