This specialization trains students to assess, design, and implement individuals and groups exercise and fitness programs for individuals who are apparently healthy and those with controlled disease. Students learn to evaluate health behaviors and risk factors, conduct fitness assessments, write appropriate exercise prescriptions and motivate individuals to modify negative health habits. There is an emphasis on applied sciences, with coursework available in the areas of health promotion, nutrition, communication, and human development. This specialization prepares competent Health Fitness Professionals for careers in corporate fitness and wellness, personal training, community fitness, and hospital-based fitness and wellness centers. Students also use this specialization to prepare for graduate study in exercise science, health promotion, and wellness.
Core Curriculum Courses (25 credits)
Required of all Kinesiology majors. Courses include Human Anatomy, Human Physiology, Foundations of Health and Physiology of Exercise
Specialization Requirements (40 credits)
Courses include Fitness Appraisal and Guidance, Fitness Programs for Individuals with Chronic Disease, General Nutrition, and Health Promotion. The required 12-credit internship provides students an opportunity to apply scientific course work principles in an exercise, fitness, or health promotion setting.
Specialization Electives (15 credits)
Select from courses such as Nutrition in Exercise and Sport, Nutrition and Disease, Leadership and Motivation, Advanced Human Nutrition, Health, Illness and Medical Care, and Interpersonal Communication.
General Education Requirements (40 credits)
Courses taken to meet university requirements in the areas of English Communications, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, Fine Arts/Literature, Foreign Language/Cultural Competence, Letters, and Mathematics.
Free Electives (8 credits)
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Internship in Australia Information Session
Date: Tuesday, October 15; Session 1: 1:00-1:45; Session 2: 2:00-2:45; Where: Independence Square 203
Kinesiology Walking Program
The Kinesiology Department is seeking students to serve as walking coaches for the new “Rhode To Health” program on Wednesdays from 12-1. Highly interested students can also serve on the planning committee. The program will begin Wednesday, October 2 with a big kick-off ceremony up on campus. This is a great way for students to gain experience working in a “real world” setting.
Scholarships For Study Abroad
The URI Office of International Education will be offering information sessions for those interested in applying for the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program: Thursday, September 19th 7PM-8PM Memorial Union, Room 318, Tuesday, September 24th 1 PM-2PM. For more information on the Gilman Scholarship(DEADLINE 10/1/2013), CLICK HERE
For additional information on education abroad scholarship opportunities CLICK HERE
The Study Abroad Fair
It will be held Wednesday, September 18th from 11:00 to 12:00 in the Memorial Union Ballroom. Information on study abroad and the Kinesiology Australia Internship Program will be available.
URI Physical Therapy Open House
The annual URI PT open house will be held on September 26, 2013 from 4:30 to 6:00 in Independence Square.
Kinesiology in the News
Kinesiology is a broad field encompassing all facets of human movement. CLICK HERE to learn more
HSS Living and Learning Community
HSS Living and Learning Community
in Butterfield Hall is a great opportunity for Kinesiology students to network with each other during their first year on campus.