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, many 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.