Welcome to the Department of Kinesiology!
Our Mission Statement:
The mission of the "Department of Kinesiology" is to provide educational opportunities related to movement and health, provide leadership experiences through service and to promote the total well being of students; not only for a career....but for a lifetime.
We Are The Department of Kinesiology:
The Kinesiology Department strives to build fearless champions. The department teaches wellness through nutrition, fitness, movement, and therapy. The program also produces leadership skills through management and administration classes, internships, clinical experiences, and professional development opportunities. Professors in the Kinesiology department have a vast amount of knowledge through research and experience to pass on to students. Professors and students interact to develop relationships and mentorships to help students succeed in their education and future careers.
Our Degree Plans:
Kinesiology has several concentrations and career paths for students to choose from. With a concentration in Fitness Management, graduates can pursue careers in physical rehabilitation, allied health (Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant, and Occupational Therapy), personal training, and recreation. Kinesiology also has a concentration for an All-Level Physical Education teaching certification for students who would like to teach and/or coach.
The Tarleton Sports Medicine program is currently working towards the start of an accredited entry-level master’s program for athletic training with plans to start in the summer of 2016. With completion of this new program, students will be eligible to sit for both the Texas licensure exam and the national certification exam (BOC) for athletic training, providing students the opportunity to work anywhere in the country and even abroad. The program will continue to incorporate hands-on experience through clinical interactions with Tarleton athletic teams as well as other clinical settings, including sport rehab clinics, the Student Health Center, high schools, and orthopedic clinics. Upon graduation and passing of licensure/certification exams, students would be qualified to work in a wide array of both traditional and non-traditional settings. The mission of the Master of Science in Athletic Training program will be to inspire discovery, leadership and service through captivating educational and clinical experiences.
There are two labs under operation by the Kinesiology department. The lab for Wellness and Motor Behavior works with individuals who have physical disabilities and provides therapies to increase mobility and health. The Clinical Exercise Research Facility provides a large amount of health and fitness evaluations, such as, VO2 maxes, stress testing, and lactate thresholds. The Kinesiology Department also runs an indoor pool located in the Kinesiology building. The pool is open to the public and offers swim lessons and water aerobics.The sports medicine program utilizes three athletic training rooms: the Baseball/Softball Complex, Wisdom Gym, and the Fieldhouse. In these athletic training rooms, students get hands-on experience working with Tarleton State University athletes. A recent addition to the department is the Champions Club where students can interact, play Wii games, and purchase healthy snacks and official Kinesiology gear.
News and Events
New! Internship Application Packet 2015
- Internship Application Packet Instructions
- Internship Application Packet Part 1
- Internship Application Packet Part 2
New! Study Abroad
Are you ready to study in Scotland?
- June 5 - June 28 (Summer 2015)
- 6 hours Kinesiology Credit
- Only 20 spots available!
If you are interested, find more information at the front desk of the Kinesiology office.