Kinesiology

The American Kinesiology Association defines kinesiology as “the academic discipline which involves the study of physical activity and its impact on health, society, and quality of life.” At Eureka College, students have a choice between two different tracks: Athletic Training and Exercise Science.

The Athletic Training track is designed to prepare students for careers in health care fields, specifically athletic training. The program is directed to help students learn to recognize, assess, prevent and treat injuries and illnesses associated with activity. The curriculum covers evidence-based practice, anatomy, physiology, biomechanics, and related fields. This sequence of courses and practicums will prepare persons for graduate study in Athletic Training as well as other health care professions such as Physical Therapy.

The Exercise Science track is designed to provide students with a solid understanding and knowledge of the benefits of physical fitness and the knowledge and skills necessary to educate persons from various populations toward this end. The program also prepares students to pursue a graduate degree in Exercise Science. Specifically, students are prepared to assume fitness management positions in a variety of settings and may pursue exercise specialist certifications through organizations such as ACSM, NSCA, and NDEITA, as well as graduate degrees in specialty areas of Kinesiology.

Kineseology

Mr. Randy Henkels
rhenkels@eureka.edu
(309) 467-6378
Sanders Hall Room 103
300 East College Ave.
Eureka, IL 61530

 

Ms. Karen Sweitzer
ksweitzer@eureka.edu
(309) 467-6378
Sanders Hall Room 102
300 East College Ave.
Eureka, IL 61530

42 hours of coursework, consisting of the following:

All of the following:
BIO264 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4
HED179 First Aid/CPR/Injury Prevention 1
HED274 Drug Education 3
HED284 Nutrition 3
KIN180 Introduction to Kinesiology 2
KIN255 Psychological and Sociological Aspects of Physical Education and Sports 3
KIN265 Tests and Measurement in Kinesiology 3
KIN281 Principles of Athletic Training 3
KIN293 Athletic Injury Assessment 3
KIN380W Biomechanics 3
KIN382 Exercise Physiology I 3
KIN390 Practicum in Athletic Training 2
KIN392 Advanced Athletic Training 3
KIN393 Therapeutic Modalities 3
One of the following:
KIN386W Exercise Physiology II 3
KIN388W Body Composition and Analysis 3
TOTAL: 42
Recommended elective courses:
HED204 Human Sexuality and Family Life 3
KIN294 Motor Development 3
KIN385 Organization and Administration of Physical Education, Sport, and Intramurals 3
KIN490 Practicum in Athletic Training 3

43 hours of coursework, consisting of the following:

All of the following:
BIO163 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4
BIO264 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4
HED179 First Aid/CPR/Injury Prevention 1
HED284 Nutritition 3
KIN180 Introduction to Kinesiology 2
KIN255 Psychological and Sociological Aspects of Physical Education and Sports 3
KIN260 Methods of Teaching Fitness Activities 3
KIN265 Tests and Measurement in Kinesiology 3
KIN380W Biomechanics 3
KIN382 Exercise Physiology I 3
KIN386W Exercise Physiology II 3
KIN388W Body Composition Analysis 3
KIN391 Exercise Science Practicum 2
KIN495 Exercise Science Internship 2+
One of the following:
CHM121 Survey of Chemistry 4
CHM131 General Chemistry I 4
TOTAL: 43

“I chose the Kinesiology Athletic Training Program at Eureka College because I wanted to pursue a degree that allowed me the flexibility to pursue different careers in health and wellness. Eureka College was the right choice for me because I wanted the opportunity to work closely with my professors and the small classroom sizes promote that type of close relationship with professors.”
Rachel Leszczynski,
Class of 2015

“The Kinesiology Exercise Science program here at Eureka College has given me the opportunity to receive a personalized and practical learning experience that has given me the necessary tools to continue my education as a graduate student and become a successful professional in the field.”
Christopher Friend,
Class of 2017