Kinesiology is the study of movement. Kinesiology is an overarching field that includes many specialized areas of study. The common focus of these areas is the study of movement or physical activity.
Specific emphasis areas offered at Southern Miss include exercise science, physical education and kinesiotherapy.
There are four Bachelor of Science (BS) degrees available with this major.
If you wish to coach and teach in a public or private school, the sport coaching education-physical education licensure dual degree program will prepare you to meet this goal.
Kinesiotherapists are health care professionals who use exercise therapy and education to improve strength, endurance and mobility of individuals with functional limitations.
Favorite Course: KIN 439: Exercise Prescription for Special Population
Favorite Course: KIN 706: Cardiovascular Physiology
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Favorite Course: KIN 462: Methods in Teaching Physical Education
Favorite Course: KIN 675: Advanced Sport Coaching Methodology
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Southern Miss undergraduate degrees are available online, at the Hattiesburg campus, at the Gulf Park campus, and/or through a hybrid delivery that includes both online and on-campus courses.
All courses listed in the degree plan are available online. A student would not have to take a face-to-face course to complete this degree.
50 percent or more of the degree plan’s courses in Major Area of Study Requirements AND 50 percent or more of courses in Curriculum Requirement are available online. Remaining courses are face-to-face at the Hattiesburg or Gulf Park campus, as noted.
All courses are available face-to-face on the Hattiesburg campus.
All courses are available face-to-face on the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.