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True wellness starts with education, whether it’s helping someone gain an understanding of proper exercise habits or retraining someone’s muscles after a tragic injury. We believe the health of the mind and the body are intrinsically linked together. The key to building a healthier future starts with building strong, healthy minds and bodies today. In JSU's Department of Kinesiology, we promote wellness and professional growth through dynamic student programs that embrace leadership opportunities, active learning, innovative technology and research. If you are passionate about living a healthy, active lifestyle and helping others achieve the same in all its forms, a degree in the field of kinesiology can move your career forward!
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Exercise Science and Wellness

Our bodies were created to move. Without physical activity, our blood can’t flow correctly and our muscles and bones lose mass. Even our mental health suffers when we live sedentary lifestyles! The Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science & Wellness is intended primarily for those seeking a career in preventative care and/or rehabilitative medicine.
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Sport Management & Recreation

Whether you aspire to manage a gym or market a pro sports team, interview an athlete on the sideline or run an outdoor adventure summer camp for children, a degree in Sport Management or Recreational Leadership can prepare you for an exciting career. Consider a bachelor's degree in Sport Management with a concentration in Sport Management or Recreational Leadership, or the Master of Science in Sport Management (with or without the teacher certification option).
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Physical Education

A lifetime of good health begins with the habits formed in childhood and adolescence. With a Bachelor of Science in Education (B.S.Ed.) in Physical Education, you will be equipped to teach students from Pre-Kindergarten - Grade 12 how to thrive physically and mentally throughout their lives.
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JSU's Department of Kinesiology offers five minors: Coaching, Community Health, Exercise Science, Sport Management, and Recreation.

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Careers in Kinesiology

What can you do with a degree in the field of kinesiology? The playing field is wide open! Here are a few possibilities.

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