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.

Health Minor

Completion of the health minor and completion of a 30-hour teaching major meets the Iowa Department of Education guidelines for a health specialist, which permits the instruction of health in the Iowa public schools.

KIN 101 - Concepts of Physical Fitness
KIN 210 - Personal and Community Health
KIN 234 - Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries
KIN 236 - Nutrition for Life
KIN 237 - Substance Abuse
PSY 221SS - Developmental Psychology: Childhood
SOC 210 - Marriage and Family
BIO 102SN - Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology
OR complete both courses:
BIO 121 - Introduction to Human Anatomy
BIO 122 - Introduction to Human Physiology
Choose one course: 3-4
KIN 230 - Physiological Adaptations to Exercise
KIN 325WI - Physiology of Exercise
Competency requirement:
Choose one
Pass first aid competency with current CPR and first aid certification
KIN 104 - First Aid
Total credits required: 26-32