Jul 18, 2024  
Whittier College Catalog 2023-2024 
    
Whittier College Catalog 2023-2024

Department of Kinesiology


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Ann Hickey, Chair

Melanie Householder

 

 

Kinesiology is the study of human movement, which encompasses the scientific disciplines of Applied Musculoskeletal Anatomy, Biomechanics, Motor Learning and Control, and Exercise Physiology. For a complete curriculum, the mental, motivational, and sociological aspects of sport and exercise are addressed in the Sport and Exercise Psychology and Social Issues in Sport courses. Students can major or minor in kinesiology without an emphasis, or can major with an emphasis in either pre-physical therapy or sport management. Those wishing to pursue a credential to teach physical education should take courses in Kinesiology and Education before sitting for the CSET exams for a single-subject.

 

Students with degrees in Kinesiology often pursue further professional training in Physical Therapy or Occupational Therapy, or graduate studies in Exercise Science, Athletic Training, and Sport Management.

Programs

Courses

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