The concentration in exercise science and health promotion is ideal for students who wish to work in health and fitness, wellness promotion or strength and conditioning, and serves as preparation for graduate study in exercise physiology, athletic training and other kinesiology-related disciplines.
The pre-physical therapy concentration is for students who plan to pursue a graduate degree (master’s or doctoral) in physical therapy, occupational therapy or other programs in allied or sports health care. Biola's program is designed to meet the prerequisite needs of most graduate programs nationwide.
You will be required to take a Chemistry and/or Physics Placement exam.
The Kinesiology, Health and Physical Education Department suggests an SAT Math score of at least 500 (or the ACT equivalent) to pursue this major.
Our bodies are intricately designed. The way we steward them — with exercise, nutrition and medical care — can have profound effects on our physical, emotional and spiritual health. In Biola’s kinesiology major, you’ll receive specialized training in human movement and athletic performance, preparing you to be a competent and caring Christian professional in such fields as teaching, exercise science and allied health care.
In addition to its strong curriculum, expert faculty members and biblical integration, Biola’s kinesiology program offers several key advantages:
As a kinesiology major, you will learn about God's design for the human body, movement and performance. Focus throughout the program will be on the value of physical activity and of promoting healthy lifestyles. Career-relevant course topics and highlights include:
The kinesiology degree provides exceptional preparation for careers in fields such as physical therapy, teaching, exercise science and allied health care. As a well-equipped professional, you can expect to impact the world for Jesus Christ in professions such as:
For more information on careers in the health care field, please visit our Heath Science Careers website.
A number of Biola kinesiology majors pursue graduate studies, while God moves others directly into a variety of professional positions. Highlights include:
Being a part of this major, I am able to minister to hearts as I also minister to bodies. Biola has fostered a place of growth in science and faith as I seek to glorify God in everything I do.”