The first degree of its kind in the UW System, the growing major will prepare you for success in a variety of careers, including physical therapy, occupational therapy and chiropractic care. Throughout the program, youll learn the physiological basis of human movement and the functional changes in body systems. Comprehensive coursework, presentations and projects will introduce you to special topics and areas of focus within the field, such as corrective exercise programming, clinical exercise physiology, exercise physiology laboratory assessment, research, and adapted physical activity for populations with disabilities. The kinesiology department prides itself on providing students with opportunities to apply what theyve learned in the classroom to real-world situations. As part of the programs curriculum, youll participate in various practica at local hospitals and clinics, gaining real, professional experience along the way. Work with P.R.I.D.E (Physical Activity and Recreation for Individuals with Disabilities in the Eau Claire Area), Community Fitness, or Cancer Recovery and Fitness outreach programs offered on campus will further provide you with critical skills and valuable connections.
Type of institution
On campus accommodation