Students majoring in Kinesiology can choose one of four major specializations:
This specialization prepares students to analyze physical activity, exercise, and sport from a physiological perspective, with an emphasis on basic science courses. This option is for students considering careers or graduate degrees in health care professions including exercise physiology, cardiac rehabilitation, physical therapy, physician’s assistant, chiropractic, and occupational therapy.
This option promotes the understanding of the benefits of physical activity and is designed for students interested in becoming health fitness practitioners. Career opportunities exist in corporate, community, commercial, and hospital-based fitness and wellness centers as health fitness specialists, personal trainers and strength and conditioning specialists. This option also prepares students for advanced study in exercise science, health promotion, preventive medicine and related fields.
Physical and Health Education Teacher Education (PHETE)
The PHETE program prepares students to become teachers of physical education for all grade (K-12) licensing in Rhode Island. Reciprocal license agreements allow students to teach in most other states. Cognitive course work, teaching methods, educational foundations, and skill acquisition are part of the educational process. The program is enhanced by a variety of practicum experiences in school settings.
Early Contingent Physical Therapy
This advanced specialization is designed for highly qualified students who as incoming freshman have decided to pursue a career in physical therapy and wish to attend the URI Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT) program. Students successfully following this advanced program will be allowed to apply for the URI DPT program during their junior year.
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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.