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Kinesiology and Health

What Is Kinesiology and Health?

Kinesiology and Health (formerly known as physical education) is the study of healthy living and movement patterns related to fitness and physical activities.

Why Study Kinesiology and Health?

Developing a healthy lifestyle is one of the most important things someone can do. To help others do the same makes a real impact. In a culture where health and physical education rule, understanding the science of human movement and the positive implications of a healthy society can change lives.

Students may choose between a pathway that begins preparation for a teaching career, or a non-teaching pathway in Kinesiology and Health with a focus on one of three areas: Exercise Science, Personal Trainer or Health Coach.

Kinesiology and Health helps people develop physically and socially. Careers available for those interested in Kinesiology and Health include:[row][col]

  • Athletic clothing designer
  • Camping administrator
  • Coach
  • Cruise recreation director
  • Fitness programmer
  • Personal trainer
  • Professional referee
 
  • Public health nutritionist
  • Sporting goods marketing and sales
  • Sports illustrator
  • Strength and conditioning specialist
  • Teacher
  • Wellness coordinator
For additional potential salary and job information, Bureau of Labor Statistics - For potential job and salary information, visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics

1962 Kinesiology and Health Pathways

Associate of Science, Pathway – Kinesiology and Health 

Areas A-E of the Core Curriculum (42 Credit Hours) Area F: Courses Appropriate to the Pathway (18 Credit Hours) Required Courses:
  • KH 2220 Anatomy in Kinesiology and Health (3 Credit Hours)
  • KH 2230 Physiology in Kinesiology and Health (3 Credit Hours)
Choose 1 pathway and complete 12 hours from the following: Exercise Science Pathway
  • KH 2130 Introduction to Kinesiology and Health (3 Credit Hours)
  • KH 2221 Anatomy in Kinesiology and Health Laboratory (1 Credit Hour)
  • KH 2231 Physiology in Kinesiology and Health Laboratory (1 Credit Hour)
  • KH 2520 Principles of Physical Activity and Fitness (3 Credit Hours)
  • Choose 4 credit hours (lecture/lab) not used in Area D of the Core Curriculum: BIOL 1103/BIOL 1103L; BIOL 1104/BIOL 1104L; BIOL 2107/BIOL 2107L; BIOL 2108/BIOL 2108L; CHEM 1151/CHEM 1151L; CHEM 1152/CHEM 1152L; CHEM 1212/CHEM 1212L; PHYS 1111/PHYS 1111L; PHYS 1112/PHYS 1112L; PHYS 2211/PHYS 2211L; PHYS 2212/PHYS 2212L
Personal Trainer Pathway
  • KH 2006 First Aid and Safety and CPR (3 Credit Hours)
  • KH 2101 Personal Trainer I (3 Credit Hours)
  • KH 2102 Personal Trainer II (3 Credit Hours)
  • KH 2520 Principles of Physical Activity and Fitness (3 Credit Hours)
Health Coach Pathway
  • KH 2006 First Aid and Safety and CPR (3 Credit Hours)
  • KH 2022 Personal Health and Wellness (3 Credit Hours)
  • KH 2105 Fundamentals of Health Coaching (3 Credit Hours)
  • KH 2520 Principles of Physical Activity and Fitness (3 Credit Hours)
Program Admission Requirements for the B.S. Exercise Science program at the Georgia State University Atlanta campus: Students must apply to the B.S. Exercise Science program after completion of areas A-E and the following Area F courses: KH 2220, KH 2221, KH 2230, and KH 2231. A minimum of C+ on the first attempt (WF counts as an attempt) is required in each of the following classes: KH 2220, KH 2221, KH 2230, and KH 2231. Competitive applicants will have a “B-“ or better in each of these courses. To apply for the B.S. in Exercise Science, students must submit the application available on the CEHD website http://education.gsu.edu/admissions/undergraduate-admissions/. As part of the application, students will be required to upload a statement of purpose (must be no more than 1000 words in length) and include the following information: 1 Credit Hour) educational and career objectives and how a degree in Exercise Science will aid you in achieving those goals, and 2 Credit Hours) list of extracurricular activities, including jobs, volunteer work, student clubs/organizations, etc. KH 2130, KH 2220, KH 2221, KH 2230, KH 2231, and KH 2520 may be attempted only once. A WF counts as an attempt. Transfer students who transfer these course(s) into Georgia State University may use the grades in the last attempted transferred course or they may attempt them (once) at Georgia State University. Students can petition to use BIOL 2110K and BIOL 2120K in place of KH 2220, KH 2221, KH 2230, and KH 2231; however, a student must still receive a “C+” or higher in each course.

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