Nov 27, 2020  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Academic Catalog

Kinesiology


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Faculty

Heather H. Betz, chair and associate professor.
B.A., Saint Mary’s College of California; M.A., San Francisco State University; Ph.D., Michigan State University. Appointed 2011.

Julie M. Cousins, assistant professor.

B.S., Winona State University; Ph.D., University of Minnesota. Appointed 2017  

Holly M. Hill, visiting instructor.
B.A., Hope College; M.A., Western Michigan University. Appointed 2014.

Derek Yocum, assistant professor.
B.S., Ball State University; M.S., University Of Tennessee; Ph.D., University of Tennessee. Appointed 2019.

Amy Gyorkos, assistant professor.
B.S., Central Michigan University; M.S., Ph.D., Western Michigan University. Appointed 2020.

Introduction

The Kinesiology Department provides students with the skills and abilities to work in a variety of areas related to health and wellness.  The Exercise Science major is one of the fastest growing majors at Albion College. It provides students with the knowledge of how the human body works, and how it reacts and adapts to exercise. Students are taught how to assess and improve fitness, human performance, and health by applying basic science to these areas in a variety of courses and experiences. 

Kinesiology Department Website

Career Opportunities

Job opportunities for Exercise Science majors leaving Albion College include working as personal trainers, strength and conditioning coaches, and in cardiac rehabilitation facilities. Students who complete a degree in Exercise Science are able to sit for certifications by the American College of Sports Medicine and the National Strength and Conditioning Association.  Graduates of the program frequently attend graduate or professional schools.  Our graduates go onto careers as physical therapists, occupational therapists, athletic trainers, physician assistants, chiropractors, nurses, dieticians, clinical exercise physiologists, and physicians.

 

Student Learning Outcomes (Major)

  1. Students will be able to integrate the knowledge from the foundational disciplines of Kinesiology. 

  2. Students will be able to demonstrate skills in scientific literacy.

  3. Students will be able to demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills. 

  4. Students will be able to apply the appropriate skills to assess human movement.

  5. Students will apply knowledge of Kinesiology in a real world setting.

 

Student Learning Outcomes (Minor)

  1. Students will be able to demonstrate skills in scientific literacy.

  2. Students will be able to demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills. 

  3. Students will be able to apply the appropriate skills to assess human movement.

 

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