Kinesiology programs

The diverse curriculum of Northwestern’s kinesiology department not only teaches you principles for healthy living, it also gives you opportunities to apply what you’re learning to help others improve their health and lifestyle. And a healthy lifestyle is a strong foundation for building healthy relationships with others—both professionally and personally.

Coaching Endorsement/Authorization

Northwestern's coaching endorsement and authorization meet requirements for the state of Iowa. The coaching endorsement is intended for students pursuing a teaching license. A current teaching certificate is not required for the coaching authorization. Students can receive an athletic coaching authorization by completing the requirements below.

OPTION 1:
KIN 260 - Coaching Endorsement
KIN 300 - Coaching Methods
OPTION 2:
KIN 234 - Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries
KIN 300 - Coaching Methods
Choose one course: 4
PSY 221SS - Developmental Psychology: Childhood
PSY 224 - Developmental Psychology: Adolescence
Choose one course: 4
BIO 102SN - Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology
KIN 233 - Anatomical Kinesiology
KIN 325WI - Physiology of Exercise
OR complete both courses:
BIO 121 - Introduction to Human Anatomy
BIO 122 - Introduction to Human Physiology