The Department of Kinesiology shares the University vision to be the premier learning community in Michigan and one of the best in the nation. In concert with the Crystal M. Lange College of Health and Human Services, we are dedicated to fostering a dynamic community of lifelong learners, skilled practitioners, and dedicated leaders. The Department is committed to the creation, enhancement, and dissemination of knowledge in the fields of exercise science, rehabilitation medicine, and health and physical education teacher education. As agents of change, we strive to fulfill this commitment through exemplary scholarship, creative endeavors, teaching, technological involvement, and service. In this pursuit, we encourage academic excellence - the integration of academic disciplines and the quest for social justice based on knowledge and appreciation of human diversity.
The Department of Kinesiology is housed in the Health and Human Services building which features state-of-the-art facilities including classrooms, a movement analysis laboratory, and a human performance laboratory. In addition to the Department of Kinesiology, The Crystal M. Lange College of Health and Human Services also includes the Departments of Occupational Therapy; Health Sciences, including the Medical Laboratory Science program; Nursing and Social Work. Our excellent faculty, innovative curriculum, state-of-the-art facilities, and outstanding on/off-campus clinical experiences create a learning environment that leads to the successful development of our students which results in more than a ninety percent graduation rate.
The Department of Kinesiology offers three major programs, 1 minor program, and 1 certificate (endorsement): Bachelor of Science, Exercise Science, Bachelor of Science, Rehabilitation Medicine, Bachelor of Arts, Health and Physical Education Teacher Education, K12, Athletic Coaching (Minor), and a Health and Physical Education Teacher Education, K-12 Endorsement.
The Exercise Science (ES) major is built upon the outcomes of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and prepares students for a variety of careers and other graduate entry or advanced-level degrees.
The Rehabilitation Medicine (RM) major is built framework of preparing students for healthcare careers in athletic training, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and other graduate entry-level degrees.
The Health and Physical Education Teacher Education, K-12, is built upon the Michigan Department of Education Certification requirements and leads to a career as a HEPE K-12 educator.
The Athletic Coaching minor is open to any SVSU major and is intended to help prepare students for a sport coaching position. It meets the requirements necessary for Michigan High School Athletic Association Coaching Advancement Program (CAP 1-5).
The Health and Physical Education Teacher Education, K-12 endorsement is approved for secondary-level certified teachers wishing to receive a K-12 Health and Physical Education (MC) endorsement.
The Athletic Training Education Program is fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The Exercise Science (ES) major is built upon the outcomes of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA).