Kinesiology at Adams State University

Prepare to be a leader, practitioner, or manager in the fitness, health, and sport industries. The Kinesiology program at Adams State University offers a number of specialized degrees to prepare you for a career in exercise science, physical education, coaching, sport psychology, and sport management. You’ll graduate with competency in the wellness, physiology, anatomy, motor development, sport psychology, strength and conditioning, sport management and more.

On-campus, you’ll have access to state-of-the art exercise science, biomechanics, strength and conditioning, mental training and PE pedagogy labs. Through our collaborations with local K-12 schools, parks & recreation programs, and physical therapy clinics you’ll have plentiful opportunities to put your classroom knowledge to practical use. Adams State also offers courses online, so you can access our expert faculty even if you’re not physically present.

Kinesiology

with areas of emphasis in

  • Exercise Science
  • K-12 Physical Education
  • Sport Management

Minor in Kinesiology

Whether you’re majoring in geology, psychology, communications— and everything in between — ASU’s Minor in Kinesiology provides a valuable skill set for the professional world, and will set you apart from your peers.

  • Minor in Coaching
  • Minor in Kinesiology
  • Minor in Sports Studies
  • Minor in International Sport Management
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Kinesiology Highlights

Prepares students for the future with relevant degree plans, a computer/study area, gymnasium, and the energy to prepare their graduates for the ever widening and growing field in health and fitness. Students are exposed to top-of-the-line human performance testing equipment in the Strength and Conditioning Lab, the Biomechanics Lab, and the Human Performance Lab, the Mental Training and the PE pedagogy lab, enriching the learning experience. The current curriculum helps students in applying for graduate school in exercise science, sport psychology, sport management, athletic training,  occupational therapy, physical therapy, and chiropractic medicine.

Take the Lead

Prepare to be a leader, practitioner, or manager in the fitness, health, and sport industries.

Kinesiology Outcomes

Pre-Physical Therapy

Adam States pre-physical therapy program provide guidance to students as they prepare for graduate study in physical therapy.

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Graduates are employed within 90 days of graduation

Adams State focuses on students experience and student outcomes. Here you won’t spend hours sitting in boring lecture classes. Instead, gain hands-on experience that puts theory into action working directly with ASU athletes, and community members.

Masters Degree

Many graduates choose to continue their education by pursuing a Masters degree in Kinesiology. For more information about ASU’s Kinesiology masters program, contact academic advising or speak with your faculty advisor.

Careers

Coaching
Fitness Instruction
General Health & Wellness
Nutrition
Parks / Recreation
Physical Education
Physical Therapy
Sport Management
Sport Psychology / Counseling
Strength & Conditioning

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Kinesiology Faculty

Dupler Terry HPPE
Terry Dupler, Ph.D.
Department Chair | Professor
Tracey Robinson HPPE
Tracey Robinson, Ph.D.
Professor
Brian Zulegar HPPE
Brian Zuleger, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Peggy Johnson HPPE
Peggy Johnson
Instructor
Aaron Tuitoti Mariner HPPE
Aaron Tuioti-Mariner
Visiting Assistant Professor
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Lukus Klawitter
Visiting Assistant Professor
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Maria Martinez
Visiting Instructor

Kinesiology Curriculum

Explore Some of Our Courses

KIN 120: Concepts in Wellness (3 hours)
Students will learn about the various dimensions of wellness, assess their own health status, and design interventions to improve personal health through lecture, video, laboratory experiences, and physical activities. This course will also provide students with the information necessary to make evidence-based decisions regarding personal wellness and to understand health disparities among diverse populations. There is a physical activity component to this course.

KIN 329: Exercise Physiology (3 hours)
This course presents an introduction and overview of the physiological bases of physical education, sport, and athletics. The effects of exercise on the various systems will be considered. Practical application of exercise science to physical fitness and athletic performance will be emphasized.

KIN 329L: Exercise Physiology Lab (1 hours)
This exercise physiology lab class is designed to supplement the exercise physiology lecture course. This course will provide students with a hands-on experience in which they can apply concepts learned in the classroom to practice in the human performance laboratory and field of exercise, fitness, and sport.

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