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The Kinesiology Department
is concerned with the total development of each individual
student taking part in the kinesiology program. Of special
concern is the development of an appreciation and respect
for the human body as the earthly temple of God. Thus, becoming
good stewards of this earthly temple is a major goal of the
Department of Kinesiology. The goals of the physical activity
requirement are twofold:
- The student will participate
in organized exercise to offset the amount of time that
is necessarily sedentary due to sitting in the classroom
or studying. Thus, the student will attain or maintain a
minimum amount of fitness, and the student will have an
outlet for stress.
- The student will be exposed
to physical activities that he/she will want to continue
throughout life--as a social and emotional outlet and as
a vehicle to fitness and total wellness.
Each student is required to
register for two 1-credit-hour activity courses to complete
the kinesiology requirement. These required courses should
be taken during the first year and sophomore years. Juniors
and seniors are encouraged to elect additional activity courses
in order to maintain a healthy lifestyle and enjoy physical
activity with their fellow students.
The following are exceptions
to the two 1-credit-hour requirement, but do not reduce the
total number of semester hours required for a degree:
- A student 25 years of age
or older prior to enrollment at DBU will be exempt from
required kinesiology courses.
- A student who presents
adequate documentation of two years on active duty in any
branch of U.S. military service will be exempt.
- Students with temporary
or permanent physical limitations should seek advisement
from the Kinesiology Department on course selection during
their first semester on campus or soon after the physical
- Members of the ROTC are
exempt from kinesiology provided they have successfully
completed MILS 0180 and 1142, pass the annual physical fitness
test, and participate in the weekly physical fitness program.
Kinesiology activity courses (KNES 1101 through 1122) are
designed to emphasize the development of physical fitness
and proficiency in team and lifetime sports. Students are
encouraged to take activity classes that are unfamiliar to
them in order to have a variety of activities from which to
choose in their pursuit of a wellness lifestyle.
The purpose of the Kinesiology
Department is to develop the minds and bodies of men and women
in preparing them to become servant leaders in teaching, coaching,
and other health- and sports-related fields. The Department
of Kinesiology offers a program leading to a major in kinesiology or a kinesiology major with either an exercise science or sport performance concentration. A major in sport management is also offered. A specialization in exercise science
is recommended for those students who wish to pursue careers
in corporate fitness, health club work, cardiac rehabilitation,
physical therapy, and related areas. A major in sport
management is recommended for those students who wish to pursue
positions in a myriad of sports-related careers.
Teacher certification in EC-12 Physical Education
is available to the kinesiology major. Certain general studies requirements
differ for students seeking teacher certification. Therefore,
those interested in teacher certification should consult the
College of Education.
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