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Bachelor's Degree | On-Campus

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Learn through theory and practice

Study the mechanics of the human body

The Kinesiology degree at HNU focuses on the relationship between the human body’s physical activity and the sciences of exercise physiology, biomechanics, and nutrition. Kinesiology majors take coursework within the areas of biology and physical education. This Bachelor of Arts or Sciences degree program emphasizes the development, interpretation, application, and dissemination of knowledge that relates physical activity to human health.

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Career Outcomes

Where a degree kinesiology can take you

The BA degree is excellent for students interested in coaching, athletic training programs, and personal training. Here are just a few of the career paths available to graduates.

The BS degree is preparation for careers that require graduate school, such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, chiropractic and medical school, and some athletic training programs.

  • Athletic trainer

  • American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) certified exercise specialist

  • Chiropractic School or other graduate studies

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Pathway to Chiropractic Degree

Earn a BS in Kinesiology and a Doctor of Chiropractic degree in 6 years

Qualified Kinesiology students at Holy Names University may enter the Life West Doctor of Chiropractic degree program after the completion of their third year of study at HNU. While they are not guaranteed admission to Life West, HNU students who apply by the early-decision deadline will also receive priority-applicant status, which means their applications will be reviewed as soon as possible by the Life West admissions department and they will be granted an interview by their admissions panel.

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Sample courses

Here are just a few of the courses you may take.

Exercise Physiology

This class is an examination of the acute responses and chronic adaptations of the body to the stresses of exercise.

Human Physiology

Experience an integrated study of the functions of the major organs and organ systems of the human body. Emphasizing regulation and integration, this course proceeds from cells and tissues to organ systems. This course is designed for students in Pre-Nursing, Health Science, and Kinesiology Programs.

Human Nutrition and Metabolism

This course is a scientific study of human nutrition with concepts from biology, chemistry, biochemistry, anatomy and physiology which describe the nutrients and their functions in the body.