BS in Kinesiology, University of Illinois at Chicago
The undergraduate program in kinesiology offers two concentrations: 1) Movement Science and 2) Exercise Science and Health Promotion. Both concentrations share core body of knowledge for the field of kinesiology.
Movement Science places significant emphasis on scientific learning through a series of rich content related courses combing practical application of scientific principles. Theory and advanced science are emphasized by faculty who are global leaders in their respective fields with a track record of top research and teaching excellence. Through high quality teaching students develop critical thinking, analytical skills and qualities preparing them for graduate study or professional training. Additionally, students are able to participate in faculty sponsored research and undertake their own investigative research under faculty supervision.
Exercise Science & Health Promotion
Students learn to use and evaluate evidence based principles in real-world settings. Students learn to assess, design, develop, deliver and evaluate service programs for individuals, groups and populations. This concentration provides concentrated study and experience in worksite wellness and health promotion. Award winning expert teaching faculty emphasize translating science into practice through hands-on learning, independent study and internship experiences. Students have the opportunity to work side by side with faculty on projects and programs on and off campus that enhance knowledge and develop academic and career oriented skills.
The Exercise Science and Health Promotion and Movement Science concentrations prepare students for graduate, postgraduate professional training and careers in areas such as medicine, research, occupational therapy, physical therapy, dentistry, pharmacy, personal training, health related businesses and other health-related opportunities. All faculty members are continually engaged in teaching, research and/or practice, service to the institution and improving the experience of kinesiology students.