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The B.S. in Kinesiology - Exercise Science Option is offered only at Penn State Berks.

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The Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology – Exercise Science Option offers students an academic background in the science of human movement. The program objective is to prepare students with a broad knowledge base and practical experience in exercise science. All students in this option will matriculate in classes involving history and philosophy of sport and exercise, sport and exercise psychology, exercise physiology, motor skill development, biomechanics, general physiology, applied anatomy and nutrition. Emphasis is placed on active and collaborative student-centered learning. This degree Option is offered only at Penn State Berks. The Exercise Science Option has two emphases: Business or Science.

The Business Emphasis is unique in its coverage of the basic business skills of accounting, marketing, management and entrepreneurship. This emphasis qualifies graduates to compete for jobs as fitness instructors, personal trainers, athletic club managers, fitness program directors and other business-related fields.

The Science Emphasis focuses on kinesiology content and basic science courses such as chemistry, biology, physics and math. The Science Emphasis prepares graduates for advanced study in physical therapy, chiropractic, kinesiology and medicine.

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For program-specific questions, please e-mail program coordinator Dr. Mike Moyer  (mrm8@psu.edu) or call 610-396-6152.