Kinesiology Undergraduate Degree Program at MidAmerica Nazarene University.
MidAmerica Nazarene University
Kinesiology is the scientific study of human movement—anatomy, physiology and mechanics. At MNU, you will be prepared to enter careers that promote and restore health through exercise, healthy lifestyle changes, and rehabilitation methods.

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With the ever-changing needs in the healthcare industry, kinesiology majors are in demand now more than ever. Our pre-professional programs will prepare you to become an occupational therapist (OT), a physical therapist (PT), or a chiropractor. Health and Fitness studies program prepares students to enter careers involving health and exercise promotion and/or instruction, when you take your education to the next level in graduate school or enter the professional sector.

As a student, you’ll have access to a state-of-the-art health and fitness complex in MNU’s Cook Center, including a large basketball/volleyball arena, two practice gyms, a fully equipped weight room, treatment and taping tables and simulation labs and studio. You also have access to 2,000 square feet of facilities at MNU's Olathe Medical Center Athletic Training Room, with equipment for injury treatment and physical rehabilitation as well as access to our high-tech SwimEx Aquatic Therapy Pool, all located right in Cook Center.

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"These classes really opened my eyes to all of the injuries that our bodies can sustain, but the best part is that no matter what the injury is, our bodies are fully equipped to heal themselves."

Tyler Roberts on Upper and Lower Extremity Evaluation

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“The Kinesiology major at MNU is focused on helping student move toward career is a variety of career options in the allied health fields, health promotion, and fitness/exercise. We prepare students to go on to professional or graduate school or enter the work force where they can integrate faith and profession.”

R. Mark Kelley, PhD
HLEX Department Chair and Professor.

Our professors are professionals and scholars with clinical licenses at the highest levels in their field. They have professional experience as therapists, teachers and athletic trainers. Professors actively engage in scholarly research and service learning projects that are applicable to the classroom setting.

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Kinesiology Undergraduate Degree Program at MidAmerica Nazarene University.


Touching every aspect of human movement and mechanics, you could become a(n): 

Occupational Therapist
Wellness Coach

Strength & Conditioning Coach
Personal Trainer
Fitness Manager

Physical Therapist
Fitness Instructor
Health Educator

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