2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog (Updated Spring 2019) 
    
    Dec 05, 2021  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog (Updated Spring 2019) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Department of Kinesiology


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www.umes.edu/Kinesiology

Dr. Margarita Treuth, Chairperson

Mission

The educational mission of the Department of Kinesiology is to enable students to develop the knowledge of kinesiology, value physical activity and understand how exercise scientists work to improve the health and wellness of individuals and the community.

Objectives

The objectives of the programs offered in Kinesiology are as follows:

  1. To provide students with academic curricula to develop a strong background in Kinesiology areas.
  2. To provide courses and learning experiences to students to develop the knowledge, skills, and abilities for core program competencies, including health program administration, outcome assessments, health appraisals, and clinical exercise testing.
  3. To prepare students to integrate knowledge of the cardiovascular, pulmonary, metabolic, and musculoskeletal systems with current practices and research.
  4. To provide opportunities for students to acquire and to effectively utilize technology as professionals in the health and exercise science professions.
  5. To prepare students for employment and leadership positions in health fitness, exercise science, allied health and the sport industry.
  6. To prepare students for graduate study and continued professional development.
  7. To promote interaction between the university and the community through departmental activities.

Departmental Requirements

The admission of students to the undergraduate program in the Department of Kinesiology is based upon the general requirements of the University. Exercise Science majors must complete a minimum of 120 credit hours of University courses. Each concentration possesses its own criteria for the Exercise Science degree.

Clinical Concentration - Majors must complete a minimum of 120 credit hours of University courses. Included in the 120 hours are a minimum of 42 credit hours of General Education Requirements; 31 credit hours of support courses and 47 credit hours of major courses.

Health Fitness Concentration - Majors must complete a minimum of 120 credit hours of University courses. Included in the 120 hours are a minimum of 42 credit hours of General Education Requirements; 27 credit hours of support courses and 51 credit hours of major courses.

 

Career Opportunities

 

The Clinical Concentration prepares graduates seeking careers or graduate study in medically related professions such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, chiropractic, cardiac rehabilitation, sports medicine and physician assistant.

DEPARTMENTAL REQUIREMENTS

Students must complete a minimum of 120 credit hours of University courses. Included in the 120 hours are a minimum of 42 credit hours of General Education Requirements; 31 credit hours of support courses and 47 credit hours of major courses.

 

Directory of Faculty

 

Hall, Kirkland, Instructor

B.S., University of Maryland Eastern Shore; M.A., Ohio State University; Ph.D., University of Maryland Eastern Shore

Nastvogel, LaShawn, Lecturer

B.S. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, M.S. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Nelson, Beatrice, Lecturer

B.S., St. Augustine College; M.A., Florida A&M University

Treuth, Margarita, Professor, Chairperson

B.S., University of Arizona; M.S., Pennsylvania State University; Ph.D., University of Maryland College Park

Programs

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