The discipline of Kinesiology explores the art and science of human movement. In the Kinesiology Program, students develop and appreciate the human body and its tremendous potential, as well as an understanding of the relationship between positive lifestyle choices and long-term improvements in health and well-being.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Leisure, Fitness and Recreation Services rank just behind Health Care and High Technology as expanding career fields for the 21st Century. Education, therapeutic exercise, geriatric wellness, health and fitness leadership, sports training, coaching, athletic medicine, sports and fitness communication, and commerical fitness are areas in which most graduates in Kinesiology seek career opportunities. Additional avenues open to graduates include positions in service agencies, private athletic and recreation clubs, recreation organizations, corporate fitness programs, commercial and summer camps, and sporting goods companies. Many students choose to go on to graduate school.
The Movement and Sport Sciences Division at Lewis-Clark State Colleges offers several different majors in the discipline of Kinesiology. These majors can be pursued as a bachelor of science or a bachelor of arts degree. Click on the name of each option listed below for a detailed description of its course of study.