Kinesiology and Exercise Science

BVU's kinesiology and exercise science program provides students with a comprehensive and proactive academic and clinical education so that they can seek careers in a wide variety of health-related professions.

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Hands-On Experience

Students enhance their learning experience by working closely with highly qualified professors and practicing clinicians. They put theory into practice through research, co-curricular involvement, extensive hands-on learning opportunities, travel and internships.

Students may choose to work alongside BVU’s strength and conditioning coach or with an exercise science faculty member as part of BVU’s intraship program.

BVU’s kinesiology and exercise science program offers excellent preparation for graduate or professional work in adult or corporate fitness, biomechanics, exercise physiology, motor control, sports psychology, occupational therapy, podiatry, sports medicine, osteopathy or other professional allied healthcare fields.

Upon program completion, students are ready to take nationally-recognized certification exams to become Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialists (CSCS) or Certified Personal Trainers (CPT).

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Top-Notch Equipment

Human performance lab + more

Kinesiology students have access to state-of-the-art facilities and equipment including the new human performance laboratory, including a Metabolic Cart to measure oxygen uptake.

The department also utilizes the Fritcher Fitness Center, a 6,000 square foot facility that also houses weight and cardio equipment.

Internships

  • Sioux City Bandits
  • Spencer Hospital, Athletic Enhancement & Adult Wellness
  • U.S. Olympic Committee

Careers

  • Cincinnati Bengals
  • Buena Vista Regional Medical Center, Fitness and Health Center Director
  • Bally Total Fitness, Midwest Personal Training Supervisor
  • Sports Rehab & Professional Therapy Associates, Director of Rehab Services

Graduate School

  • University of South Dakota
  • University of North Dakota
  • University of Dubuque  
  • Salisbury University
Major in Kinesiology and Exercise Science (57 Credit Hours)
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Minor in Kinesiology and Exercise Science (20 Credit Hours)
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Faculty

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Jamie Schoenherr
Instructor of Exercise Science
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Dr. Shinichiro Sugiura
Assistant Professor of Exercise Science
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