Who should be a kinesiology student?
Do you enjoy physical activity? Are you intrigued by the limits of human physical potential? Do you enjoy helping people improve themselves? If so, kinesiology is a great fit for you!
What will you study?
The McMurry kinesiology department offers a variety of majors:
Teacher Certification (B.S. degree):
- All-Level Physical Education
- All-Level Physical Education with Athletic Training (Pre-Licensure)
Exercise Science and Human Performance (B.S. degree):
- Pre-Licensure Athletic Training
- Pre-Professional Concentration
- Personal and Community Fitness
Interdisciplinary Studies (B.I.S. degree):
- Select three topics of study from the following:
- Administration of Coaching
- Allied Health
- Christian Ministry
- Early Childhood
- Servant Leadership
Why kinesiology at McMurry?
McMurry’s small class sizes and opportunities for hands-on learning are unequaled at large universities. Our low 13:1 student-faculty ratio means you’ll never be an anonymous face in the classroom. Instead, your kinesiology professors will become your mentors, providing personal attention and guidance throughout all four years.
Kinesiology students have opportunities to engage in a variety of learning formats that involve simulations, technology-assisted instruction and field-based experiences. The kinesiology department has developed a variety of worksite relationships with local physicians, training facilities and rehabilitation centers that offer unique observational and volunteer experiences, as well as investigative opportunities through the Human Performance Laboratory.
- Human Performance Laboratory facility
- Internship placements in exercise and wellness-oriented businesses
- Investigative research projects
- Instructional and leadership opportunities with university and community clients
- The Kinesiology Club
- Phi Epsilon Kappa (national professional fraternity)
Where can you go with a degree in kinesiology?
As a kinesiology student at McMurry, you will gain knowledge and develop skills necessary for careers related to physical therapy, personal training, exercise leadership, athletic training, community fitness and recreation management and teaching physical education in schools.
Because McMurry’s curriculum is founded in the liberal arts, you will also learn how to think critically, write persuasively and communicate effectively. This unique combination of skills will prepare you for both graduate school and professional life.
On average, alumni who have completed a kinesiology degree report a 98 percent placement rate after graduation into degree-related fields.
Graduates in exercise science and human performance with pre-professional and personal and community fitness degrees have recently pursued master’s degrees at Angelo State, Hardin-Simmons, Texas Tech and University of North Colorado.