Why Choose the Kinesiology Department at Eastern?
The Kinesiology Department at Eastern University provides comprehensive and rigorous programs in a unique Christian environment. Students have the opportunity to work closely with dedicated and knowledgeable faculty and gain hands-on experience in Eastern's state-of-the-art, on-campus Kinesiology laboratory, which houses a variety of equipment including a Wingate Peak Monarch Cycle Ergometer and software, Quinton Treadmill and Electrocardiograph, metabolic cart and hydrostatic weighing tank.
Students will study a curriculum that is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (Exercise Science) and the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (Athletic Training) and which promotes a deeper understanding through logical sequencing and results in a richer understanding overtime.
Recent graduates have pursued careers as certified athletic trainers in a variety of settings, including high school and college athletics, as well as corporate rehabilitation, personal training, corporate fitness, and health promotion settings. Others are pursuing advanced degrees in exercise science or physiology, nutrition, physical therapy, occupational therapy, nursing, or medicine.
What the Kinesiology Department Offers
Kinesiology Department Mission Statement
Our mission is to advance the study of human movement as an important evidence-based academic pursuit, a preparation for careers in the fitness and allied health professions, and a manifestation of God’s hand in creating and upholding life.
We recognize exercise as therapy, occupational work, recreation, competitive sport, and an essential element to healthy stewardship of the temple of the Holy Spirit. As such, we promote a curriculum of knowledge and skills that embraces the life of the body, the mind, and the spirit, and educates the whole person to bring “the whole Gospel to the whole world.” Our purpose is to guide Kinesiology students, through the majors of athletic training and exercise science, to enter their professions, or graduate schools, with the necessary expertise and acumen to become effective practitioners who serve God and their communities. Additionally, we seek to serve the Eastern community through health and fitness education.