With a degree in Kinesiology and Exercise Science, you will acquire an understanding of motion, particularly of the human body. Students in this program will learn through observation, participation and measurement of the human form with a number of techniques, which range from muscular strength and cardio fitness to flexibility and more. Ivy Tech offers small classes with access to individualized instruction. This is where students will learn more about the anatomy and physiology involved in sport movement, explore the psychology of coaching, and analyze the fitness industries, among other requirements of this degree.
We also offer a variety of transfer opportunities into Indiana University Bloomington where students can specialize in Sports Marketing/Management, Fitness and Exercise Science. Students from our campus in Bloomington can transfer to the Department of Kinesiology in the School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation at the Indiana University Bloomington Campus.
Students who are admitted to the program will be required to pay for and submit to a criminal background check, drug testing and physical exam. The details and process will be provided at an orientation. Please contact the program faculty for more detailed information.
The purpose of this degree is to prepare you to work in entry-level positions in fitness leadership, sports management, wellness promotions, and corporate wellness. After graduating, students will be ready to take the personal training certification exam. They will also be able to begin working in fitness management, sports training, coaching, and other sports/fitness related occupations.