We examine human movement by applying the foundations of anatomy, physiology, and mechanics. The University of La Verne’s Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology is designed for individuals who are curious about improving human health, performance, and well-being. Students will learn through hands-on experience, and gain transferable skills for a wide variety of professions.
The kinesiology program offers three academic paths with degree concentrations in health and human performance, athletic training, and the physical education teacher education program. Certification in yoga instruction is also available. Students will also have the opportunity to broaden their learning experience by participating in internships, some of which are available through our established partnerships in our local community, including: Casa Colina Hospital & Centers for Healthcare, Pomona Valley Hospital, Hillcrest Retirement Community, Cope Health Scholars Program, and the Bonita Unified School District.
Health and Human Performance
The Health and Human Performance concentration prepares students for careers and graduate education in allied health and human performance disciplines. Grounded in a foundation of kinesiology, this concentration allows for flexibility in designing a program of study to meet individual learning and career goals. Ideal for students interested in allied health fields (PT, OT, PA), medical and nursing school, and sport sciences (strength and conditioning, personal training).
Athletic Training: 3-2 Program
The Athletic Training 3-2 program is designed for students interested in becoming certified athletic trainers and allows students to complete their Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology and Masters of Science in Athletic Training (MSAT) in 5 years. Athletic trainers are healthcare providers who work with patients in a variety of settings including: college and universities, high schools, hospitals and rehabilitation clinics, performing arts centers, fitness and recreation sports centers.
Physical Education Teacher Education
The Physical Education Teacher Education concentration prepares students to teach physical education in the State of California public school system. Upon completion of the degree, PETE graduates are eligible to begin the Teacher Education program leading towards the Single Subject Teaching Credential in Physical Education.
The academic experience for kinesiology students is filled with state-of-the-art equipment to enhance learning, including: metabolic carts, a Bod Pod for assessing body composition, force plates and video movement analysis, a balance assessment system, and facilities for concussion assessment. Student groups including the Kinesiology Society and Phi Epsilon Kappa are available for students looking to connect outside of the classroom.
Beyond La Verne
Alumni pursue graduate and doctoral programs in physical therapy, occupational therapy, athletic training, and physician assistant studies at universities such as:
• Western University of Health Sciences
• University of Southern California
• Loma Linda University
• Many others throughout the country!
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