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Students enrolled in this concentration should have a strong interest in the sciences as this program applies science to human function. The student will begin studies with science courses such as physics, general chemistry, and human anatomy & physiology. Continued studies will include courses such as: exercise physiology, anatomical kinesiology, biomechanics, physical activity and aging, medical conditions and pharmacology, and sports nutrition, among other subject areas. This major is designed to prepare students for graduate programs such as: physical therapy, physician's assistant, occupational therapy, athletic training, and exercise physiology.

Colorado Mesa University students frequently continue their study for graduate or professional degrees at universities widely recognized as top programs in exercise physiology, physical therapy, occupational therapy, physical education and public health.

Career Opportunities

  • Exercise Physiologist
  • Physical Therapist*
  • Occupational Therapist*
  • Athletic Trainer*^
  • Physical Education
  • Public Health

* Career requires additional post-baccalaureate studies

^ 3+2 Track Available

Please contact Dr. Gannon White or Dr. Kristin Heumann with any questions.
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Department Contact

Krista Bonino

Administrative Assistant

Department of Kinesiology

P: 970.248.1635