KINESIOLOGY Education in motion
Have you ever thought about a career in coaching or in a health-related field? Are you interested in the business side of sports? Do you have a desire to share your faith through the sport you love? If so, you should consider a degree in kinesiology from LeTourneau University. In the simplest terms, kinesiology is the study of human movement, and at LETU, we study movement from the simple to the extreme! With a degree in kinesiology, you can go on to become a number of things including: physical or occupational therapist, personal trainer, fitness director, facility/club manager, athletic administrator, allied health professional, church recreation specialist or teacher/coach. Our Programs - Students in the kinesiology program at LETU receive a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and can choose from four concentrations: • All-Level Teaching and Coaching • Sports Management Minor: • Coaching
• Exercise Science • Sports Ministry
WHICH CONCENTRATION IS RIGHT FOR ME? The degree concentrations offered with LETUâ€™s degree in kinesiology are tailored to equip you with the skills needed to succeed in the field of your choice. The teaching and coaching concentration will prepare you to become a teacher or coach at any level (K-12). If you wish to attend graduate school or work in the allied health profession (physical / occupational therapy, sports medicine), the exercise science option will prepare you for either. The sports management concentration focuses on the business side of sport and physical fitness. The sports ministry concentration is tailored for those who wish to use sports and fitness as a ministry tool to spread the gospelâ€”these majors can work as directors in Christian campus, in church-related ministries or with mission organizations.
FACILITIES Kinesiology classes and faculty are located in the 75,000 square-foot Solheim Recreation and Activity Center. A newly developed kinesiology lab houses equipment used in the assessment of physiological changes during physical activity. In addition to modern classrooms, the Solheim Center also features: • • • • • •
Two gymnasiums Racquetball courts Weight rooms A wave-less swimming pool Aerobics/martial arts room Lounge areas
WHY LETOURNEAU UNIVERSITY? • Small class sizes at LETU mean you will get to know your professors and not have to wait in line for equipment. • Our hands-on learning approach is combined into every aspect of the LETU kinesiology curriculum. • We provide ongoing fitness assessments to assist with the development of a healthy lifestyle. • We encourage collaboration with other LETU students on projects such as our LeTourneau Engineering Global Solutions (LEGS) sustainable orthotics and prosthetics program.
“As a student I gained experience through the time spent working with other students during labs and also as a personal trainer outside of classes. The professors were very helpful and available to answer questions whenever I needed them.” —Bethany Taylor, ’08 Kinesiology graduate
NEED MORE INFO?
Get lots more info on our Web site at www.letu.edu/kinesiology or call 800-759-8811.
LeTourneau University, P.O. Box 7001, Longview, Texas 75607