Degree Type: Bachelors Degree
Format: In-Person

Move Toward Your Future With a Degree in Kinesiology

A degree in Kinesiology is for students who love action and activity! At Warner Pacific University, our program develops skills and understanding to help support people who want to feel better, perform better, or heal better. Kinesiology majors study the science of human movement. Through your studies, you learn how to help people live healthier lives through exercise, rehabilitation, and nutrition.

Kinesiology is a good first step for students pursuing a career in Physical Therapy, a field that is expected to grow by 34% over the next 10 years according to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics.

Kinesiology Majors Pursue Careers in:

  • Physical Therapy
  • Allied Health
  • Education
  • Exercise and Fitness
  • Health Administration
  • Physical Education (when followed with the MAT 4.5)

Kinesiology is Warner Pacific University’s pre-physical therapy major.

Students majoring in Kinesiology secure valuable internships that provide relevant experience.
Graduates have gone on to Doctor of Physical Therapy programs, or other health-related careers. Many are owners, directors, or managers of companies that focus on sports and exercise.

Program Requirements

(In addition to Warner Pacific Core Studies Requirements)
Exercise Science Core Courses
BIO 211 | General Biology I | 4 credits
  OR BIO 212 | General Biology II | 4 credits
BIO 221 | Human Anatomy and Physiology I | 4 credits
BIO 222 | Human Anatomy and Physiology II | 4 credits
PHS 211 | General Chemistry I | 4 credits
PHS 212 | General Chemistry II | 4 credits
PHS 221 | General Physics I | 4 credits
HE 240 | Nutrition | 3 credits
EXSC 230 | Introduction to Health and Exercise Science | 3 credits
EXSC 310 | Motor Learning | 3 credits
EXSC 325 | Kinesiology | 3 credits
EXSC 460 | Tests, Measurements, and Evaluations | 3 credits
  OR MA 342 | Statistical Methods | 4 credits
EXSC 475 | Exercise Physiology| 4 credits
EXSC 494 | Exercise Science Internship | 3 credits
Select at least three credits from the following courses:
BIO 420 | Elements of Gross Anatomy | 4 credits
EXSC 350 | Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries | 3 credits
HE 310 | Exercise Prescription | 2 credits
HE 410 | Fitness and Chronic Disease | 3 credits


With the successful completion of the major in Exercise Science, graduates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an awareness of the basic concepts, theories, models, language, major issues, current trends and historical developments related to human health and exercise science.
  • Effectively communicate their approach to planning and problem solving both in written and oral form as it relates to exercise science.
  • Demonstrate the ability to integrate the disciplines within health and the sciences in order to critically approach and evaluate theories, create plans for and assess progress of clients, and solve problems.
  • Critically evaluate and apply current research and data in the field of exercise science.
  • Identify and explore the moral and ethical challenges related to exercise science.
  • Demonstrate skills necessary for professional service in exercise science.
  • Develop an awareness of the value of membership and participation in professional organizations (certification).

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