Southwestern Adventist University

Undergraduate Bulletin 2012-2013 PDF



Vesa Naukkarinen, Chair; Rodney W. Bussey, Chad Hutchinson

Adjunct: Michael England, Bev Mendenhall, Kim Vanhoose

Aims of the Department

The Department of Kinesiology provides classes and support for Physical Education, Wellness and Exercise Science majors as well as minors in Physical Education, Wellness, and Coaching. Classes to support the general studies students in fitness, wellness and physical education are also provided. In the basic fitness and wellness classes, students are guided through a personal fitness program and encouraged to adopt a proactive wellness lifestyle, consistent with SDA teachings. Infrastructure to the University is provided by the operation of a fitness/recreation center that is available to all students and faculty.

Students may elect courses which prepare them for careers as elementary or secondary physical education teachers. A major in Physical Education will also prepare the student for a career in the public or private sector of recreation. Exercise Science is an excellent pre-professional course of study for exercise physiology, physical therapy or other areas of medicine. A major in Wellness prepares the student to become a certified personal trainer and find a career in the hospital, corporate or private fitness industry. All of the majors prepare students to enter graduate school.

Programs (Click for more info)

  • B.S. Exercise Science
  • B.S. Physical Education
  • B.S. Wellness
  • B.S. Business and Kinesiology
  • A.S. Wellness
  • Minors in Coaching, Physical Education, and Wellness
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Courses (Click for more info)

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Kinesiology Activity Courses (Click for more info)

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