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.

Fitness Management

The career concentration in fitness management helps prepare students to enter the commercial fitness industry. The kinesiology core requirements are intended to provide students with the knowledge, skills and experience in exercise assessment and programming, physical fitness activities, and teaching/leadership methods that could be applied in a commercial fitness setting. The business cognate requirements are intended to give students some competencies in marketing, management and accounting.

Required courses:
BUS 200 - Principles of Marketing
KIN 125 - Aerobic Activity
KIN 127 - Weight Training
KIN 180 - Introduction to Kinesiology
KIN 215 - Principles of Personal Training
KIN 229 - Leadership in Sport Management
KIN 233 - Anatomical Kinesiology
KIN 234 - Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries
KIN 241 - Directed Field Experience in Kinesiology I
KIN 341 - Directed Field Experience in Kinesiology II
KIN 417 - Internship
Choose one course:
KIN 230 - Physiological Adaptations to Exercise
KIN 325 - Physiology of Exercise
Choose one course:
KIN 236 - Nutrition for Life
KIN 370 - Nutrition for Health Care Professions
KIN 371 - Sports Nutrition
Choose one course:
KIN 330 - Exercise Testing and Prescription
KIN 402 - Assessment in Physical Education
Pass first aid competency with current CPR and first aid certification
KIN 104 - First Aid
Total credits required: 31-36

Note: Internships range from 2-12 credits. The maximum credits applied to the major is noted under the 417 course designation.