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Do you enjoy sport, or dance, or exercise?
Would you like to improve your own performance in these areas or assist others to improve their performance?
The study of Kinesiology provides a detailed understanding of the movement of the human body in relation to sports, dance, and exercise. Kinesiology encompasses the entire person, including the impact of the mind on the body. Most kinesiologists believe that the mind and the body are integrated. For example, mental visualization can enhance physical performance and exercise can reduce mental stress.
Because students of Kinesiology develop an understanding of the role of movement in wellness, they are influential in wellness and fitness programs ranging through the corporate world to public programs. Our graduates bring innovation to preventive and interventionist care.
Graduates of our programs are working today with people at every stage of life - from children to aging populations; with the able-bodied and the disabled at varying levels; with elite athletes and performers as well as those who just want to stay in shape.
Traditional methods of scientific research, as well the experience of human movement in expressive, aesthetic, and verbal and non-verbal modes, bring the student to a broader understanding of humanity. Styles and meanings of movement vary across cultures and environments - awareness of these differences is critical to the study of Kinesiology.
Kinesiology has many practical applications leading to a variety of rewarding careers, such as:
ther careers involve scientific research in
Many Kinesiology majors go on to graduate programs in
Still other careers can be discovered in fields such as
Our programs lead the way in the study of Kinesiology because of a broad approach that encompasses great detail. Our facilities are outstanding, including a new $13,000,000 building which is the most comprehensive facility of its kind in the CSU system. All new laboratories for research and teaching in biomechanics, exercise physiology, motor behavior, and athletic training, as well as a new dance studio, a modern computer laboratory, and extensive activity spaces enhance the learning experience.
Our faculty are nationally recognized and hold roles of leadership in a variety of professional organizations including
Members of CSUN's Kinesiology faculty regularly publish the results of their research in national or international journals, and others are authors of leading textbooks in their fields of study.
Our renowned Center of Achievement offers an internationally respected program in adapted and therapeutic exercise and modified sports. Our programs have enabled hundreds of students and community members with severe physical disabilities to find their way into the mainstream of society. Students specializing in adapted physical education, pre physical therapy, athletic training, and recreation therapy do laboratory work at the center.
Department of Kinesiology, Redwood Hall, 18111 Nordhoff St, Northridge CA 91330-8287 / Phone: 818-677-3205 / Fax: 818-677-3207
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