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Corban University

Kinesiology

Turn your passion for wellness, athletic performance, and fitness into a career that encourages optimal living. Corban’s kinesiology program is grounded in the belief that Christians are called to develop an understanding of the body’s miraculous design. The kinesiology major prepares you with activity-oriented knowledge and problem-solving skills to meet the demands of a career in the applied kinesiology or sport and recreation management fields.

Is Kinesiology the right major for you?

Yes, if:

  • You are interested in fitness and sports.
  • You would like to understand how the human body works.
  • You want to help others achieve optimal health and wellness.
  • You enjoy reading articles on nutrition.
  • You want to help athletes improve their performance.
  • You desire to serve God in a career that encourages others to achieve success.

Career Options

Because of the strong emphasis on human movement, the kinesiology major provides outstanding preparation for a variety of athletic training, sports performance, recreation, and fitness careers, such as:

  • Athletic Training
  • Sports Medicine
  • Corporate Wellness
  • Strength Training & Conditioning
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Community Health
  • Sport Performance Research
  • Recreation Programming
  • Coaching

Many students also pursue graduate degrees in athletic training, nutrition, physical therapy, occupational therapy, clinical exercise physiology, chiropractic medicine, and sport management.

What You’ll Learn

Courses

The kinesiology program offers two concentrations that allow you to build on the framework of core courses and tailor your degree to your interests and career goals. Choose from Applied Kinesiology or Sport and Recreation Management. Depending on which track you choose, some of the courses you may take include:

  • Physiology of Exercise
  • Exercise & Sport Psychology
  • Exercise Prescription
  • Human Anatomy & Physiology
  • Administration in Sport
  • Motor Learning & Development
  • Therapeutic Exercise
  • Care & Prevention of Athletic Injuries
  • Nutrition
  • Biomechanics

Learn what courses you’ll need to complete your degree.

Program Outcomes

Through the kinesiology program, all students will be able to:

  • Develop physical conditioning programs for individuals of all ages and abilities.
  • Utilize psychological and behavioral techniques to enhance performance and well-being.
  • Analyze research and develop research projects.
  • Use technology to enhance their professional responsibilities.
  • Communicate well on a variety of kinesiology topics.
  • Articulate how the Christian faith informs their professional life.

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Unique Opportunities & Experiences

Corban students have wonderful opportunities to gain the skills, knowledge, and abilities to propel them into the workforce or on to graduate school.

Internships

You will complete an internship as part of your degree, which provides crucial practical experience and enhances your resume for graduate school and employment. Corban has close working relationships with a variety of area clinics, hospitals, and organizations that provide internship opportunities for our students to get hands-on experience. These internships open doors for future employment, references, and amazing networking connections in the kinesiology field.

Professional Certification

The kinesiology degree prepares students to take a number of professional certification exams through:

Research

Each kinesiology student has the option to participate in a committee-reviewed research project. Unlike most undergraduate programs, in which you would only be able to serve as a research assistant for an existing research project, at Corban you will focus on a kinesiology topic of your choice and gain valuable experience for grad school and your resume. Students present their findings at Corban’s annual Science Symposium and regional sports medicine conferences. This opportunity provides exposure and networking connections, and several of our students have even had their research published in national peer-reviewed journals.

Future Opportunities

You’ll be prepared for professional opportunities within:

  • rehabilitation clinics
  • hospitals
  • corporate wellness programs
  • strength and conditioning facilities
  • commercial and private fitness centers
  • community health centers
  • community recreation centers
  • armed services sport and recreational programs
  • professional sport organizations
  • sport ministry
  • coaching