Kinesiology Bachelor’s Degree Program Highlights
The Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology focuses on the function and performance of the human body, preparing you for a career in promoting healthy habits and physical fitness. With a mix of coursework that explores the theoretical knowledge and practical application of medicine, this undergraduate program is a solid foundational degree in health sciences. You’ll study a range of topics, including exercise physiology and kinesiology.
Health care degree specializations
In addition to professional coaching or teaching careers in health sciences, the bachelor’s degree in kinesiology at McNeese prepares students for success in growing health care fields such as exercise science, sport and wellness management and sports medicine. The kinesiology program offers four pre-professional concentrations that prepare you for graduate school and your health care career.
At a Glance
Degree Type: Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
Program Length: 4 years (120 credit hours)
Availability: in person
Kinesiology Bachelor’s Degree Program Concentrations
Explore the physiology of the human body and gain hands-on experience creating rehabilitation plans and working with patients in a controlled environment.Pre-Physical Therapy
Occupational therapist often help a patient adapt to home or work while continuing exercises and activities that heal and correct bodily malfunctions.Pre-Occupational Therapy
Begin your research of the nervous system and how it relates to the human body and be fully prepared to provide corrective and healing treatment to your patients.Pre-Chiropractic Medicine
Study a range of topics, including sports management, sports nutrition, personal training, exercise physiology and kinesiology, and graduate eligible to sit for certification exams in personal training, strength and conditioning coaching and sports nutrition.Sport and Wellness Management
Through this concentration, you will be prepared for a variety of careers that promote physical fitness and prevent and treat sports injuries.Sports Medicine
The Health Performance Studies degree concentration equips students with skills to improve health outcomes and promote wellness through innovative programs and initiatives.Health Performance Studies
What Can You Do With a Kinesiology Degree?
The Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology prepares you for a variety of careers including health care and education.
Graduate Schools or Programs
- Master of Science in Kinesiology
- Master of Science in Physical Therapy
- Master of Science in Occupational Therapy
- Master of Science in Chiropractic Medicine
- Master of Science in Athletic Training
Potential Job Titles or Employers
- Athletic Coach or Scout
- Athletic Director
- Athletic Trainer
- Fitness Trainer and Instructor
- Exercise Physiologist
- Health Safety Specialist
- Home Health Aide
- Occupational Therapy Assistant or Aide
- Performance Coach
- Physical Therapy Assistant or Aide
- Safety Technician or Manager
McNeese’s new Legacy Center is a $40 million, 145,000-square-foot, multi-purpose academic and athletic facility. The new home for volleyball and basketball will also allow McNeese to expand its academic programs, address new requirements for professional schools and careers and offer lab settings and internship opportunities for students.
Pre-Professional School Preparation
Health and human performance majors in the pre-professional program concentrations at McNeese boast a greater than 90% acceptance rate into professional schools. These concentrations include pre-physical therapy, pre-occupational therapy and pre-chiropractic medicine.
Participate in a variety of student clubs and organizations on campus.
- The Physical Medicine Society is the department’s largest sponsored club.
- Power Lifting Club participates in competitions throughout Southwest Louisiana
- U.S. Men’s Soccer Club travels across Louisiana to play other club teams.
- Men’s, Women’s and Co-Recreational Club Volleyball teams play other club teams in Louisiana.
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