Paulino Santos Andino, Chair; Chad Hutchinson, Vesa Naukkarinen
Adjunct: Alfred de la Torre, Embedzayi Madhiri, Kim Vanhoose, Tameifuna Tevita
Aims of the Department
The Department of Kinesiology provides classes and support for Exercise Science, Health and Fitness, Sports and Fitness Management, and Physical Education majors as well as minors in Physical Education, Health and Fitness, 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 that 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 Health and Fitness prepares the student to become a certified personal trainer and find a career in the hospital, corporate or private fitness industry. Sports and Fitness Management major is for students interested in running a health club or managing a sports team. All of the majors prepare students to enter graduate school.
Teaching Certification Program
You must make formal application for admittance to the Teacher Education Program. Applications are available at the Education Department office.
Physical Education, BS - All Level K-12 Teaching Certification Option IV (See Education section of Bulletin.) The student must meet the requirements for a B.S. degree in Physical Education.