Academics

Health, Physical Education & Exercise Science



To inquire about this program:
Dr. Katherine Pebworth | 423.869.6461 | katherine.pebworth@LMUnet.edu

By studying Health, Physical Education & Exercise Science at LMU, you'll master the concepts of physiology and biomechanics, get hands-on experience using the latest technology for studying and enhancing human performanceand learn appropriate instructional practices for teaching K-12. While preparing for a career in kinesiology, you'll also learn how to apply the values and principles of Lincoln--service to humanity and the community--in your professional life through the promotion of public health. 

Degree Offered


Bachelor of Science in Health, Physical Education & Exercise Science

Minors


  • Athletic Coaching
  • Health
  • Strength and Conditioning

Concentrations


  • Athletic Coaching
  • Sports Management

Special Features


Strength and Conditioning class could lead to becoming a certified Personal Trainer. Many classes work with children, adults, older adults and special populations in the local community. 

Courses Information


Required courses for the Physical Education and Kinesiology major are:
  • Basic Athletic Training or
  • Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries
  • Nutrition
  • Safety, First Aid, and CPR
  • Foundations of Physical Education/Kinesiology
  • Individual and Dual Sports
  • Team Sports
  • Anatomy and Physiology for Kinesiology and Sports
  • Kinesiology and Biomechanics
  • Physiology of Exercise
  • Measurement & Evaluation in Kinesiology and Athletic Training
  • Psychomotor Development
  • Games, Gymnastics, Dance, Rhythmic Activities
  • Administration of Physical Education, Sport, and Athletic Training Programs
  • Physical Education for Special Populations

Career Opportunities


With a degree in Physical Education and Kinesiology, you'll be prepared to pursue a career in teaching, exercise science, coaching, sports management, sports communication, officiating, sports psychology, personal training nutrition, and many other careers dealing with sports. You can also choose to enter physical therapy school.

Graduate & Professional Opportunities


Following graduation, you can continue your education by studying teaching, exercise physiology, sports psychology, and physical therapy at the graduate level. Recent graduates are pursing advanced degrees in exercise physiology at Eastern Kentucky University, University of Louisville, Western Illinois University, and East Tennessee State University and others. Several are getting a Master in Education here at LMU.  

Clubs & Organizations

 
The Physical Education and Kinesiology Majors Club offers students who are interested in health, physical education, and exercise science another way to develop themselves both socially and professionally. Students have gained experience presenting at our state conference for the Tennessee Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. 

Quotes from Recent Graduates 
“LMU was a great place to meet new friends and lasting memories. In the PEaK program we had great opportunities to hear from many speakers, take trips to nearby universities and have great fun in the many group activates.” Lea Cataggio, Alumni

“What helped me the most at LMU was the approachability and availability of my advisor and teachers to assist with any questions or problems.” 

 “Many classes are hand-on in the learning.” 

“You really do not know how much you have learned in the four years until you are out teaching.”