Kinesology and Health Sciences Department

Welcome

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The Department of Kinesiology and Health Sciences offers majors in a rapidly growing field, which emphasizes human performance, sport management, and public health. Departmental concentration areas will thoroughly prepare students for post-graduate careers in fields which include personal training, sport management, athletic administration, corporate fitness, exercise prescription, respiratory therapy, or graduate school. Health science concentrations provide a solid scientific foundation for specific graduate programs in the fields of occupational therapy, physical therapy, nursing, physician assistant, or public health.

Currently the Department of Kinesiology and Health Sciences is not accepting new students into the kinesiology major, the kinesiology minor, and the public health minor.  New students will be able to choose a major in Health Sciences, although that program is being redeveloped and the requirements for the program listed below will undergo changes over the next few months.

Why study Kinesiology or Health Sciences at Hendrix College?

The motto of Hendrix College is “Unto the whole person.” Hendrix is dedicated to the cultivation of whole persons through the transmission of knowledge, the refinement of intellect, the development of character, and the encouragement of a concern for worthwhile values. A major in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Sciences is undertaken within the larger context of a Liberal Arts education. This approach intends for students to develop skill and effectiveness in the use of language, the analysis of information, and the communication of knowledge across diverse areas of study.

Kinesiology Concentrations:

  • Exercise Science
  • Sport Management

Preparatory Health Sciences Concentrations:

  • Physical/Occupational Therapy
  • Physician Assistant
  • Nursing
  • Public Health