College of EducationKinesiology & Athletic Training Welcome to ADS! 2011
What is Kinesiology? • The science of movement • Has everything to do with health and wellness • Disciplinary knowledge in all aspects of physical activity • Anatomical • Biomechanical • Developmental • Physiological • Psychosocial
Kinesiology at MSU DEGREE Bachelor of Science MAJOR Kinesiology MAJOR Athletic Training
Core Science Courses Ability to Progress Requirement All KIN students must complete the following courses with a 2.0 or better by the time they reach junior standing (56 credit hours): CEM 141 (4) General Chemistry I KIN 216 (3) Applied Human Anatomy MTH 103 (3) College Algebra PHY 231 (3) Introductory Physics I PSL 250 (4) Introductory Physiology
Kinesiology Degree Leads to… …Careers in • Personal Training • Health Promotion • Cardiac Rehabilitation • Nutrition • Prosthetics & Orthotics • Community Recreation • Sports Administration …Graduate study in • Athletic Training • Adapted Physical Activity • Prosthetics and Orthotics • Coaching • Exercise Physiology • Growth and Motor Development • Medical/Physician Assistant • Physical Therapy • Occupational Therapy • Chiropractic Medicine …and more! …and more!
Admission to Major Kinesiology Degree • No application process, but to move on to junior year, • All KIN and AT majors must pass five core science courses with at least a 2.0
Athletic Training Degree • Provide sports medicine services to athletes in: • K-12 Schools • University Programs • Clinical settings • Industry • Professional Programs • Athletic Trainers care for athletic injuries by: • Recognizing • Evaluating • Treating • Rehabilitating • Managing
Formal Admission Process for the Athletic Training Major Students apply during their sophomore year • Application • Essay • Three reference letters • Completion of prerequisite courses with a 2.5 • Completion of Core Courses with a 2.0 • Overall GPA of 2.5 or higher • Interview with MSU Athletic Training Admissions Board
KIN and AT – Hands On Experience • Community internships • Sports Skills Program for disabled athletes • Human Energy Research Lab • Athletic training rooms • MSU Athletics • High school athletics • Research Laboratories • Course Assistantships
What is at MSU for YOU? Job Shadowing & Internships Study Abroad Alternative Spring Break Career Exploration Student Organizations Research Opportunities Honors College
Things to do in High School • Take classes that will prepare you for college-level learning – especially math and science! • Get experience! Volunteer in your community, look for job/job shadowing opportunities in the areas that are of interest to you! • Research Kinesiology careers! • Visit with a Kinesiology advisor! Call for an appointment: 517-353-9680
Thank you for coming! Good luck on the test!