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What exactly does a kinesiology major entail and how should I prepare?

Hey guys, I'm really into sports and considering a major in kinesiology in college. What should I expect from the coursework? Any tips on what I can do now to get ahead or prepare for this major?

7 months ago

Hello there! Kinesiology, the study of human movement, encompasses various disciplines ranging from biology and anatomy to biomechanics and psychology. Expect a mix of classroom and hands-on learning. To prepare, solidify your foundations in the sciences—biology, chemistry, and physics. If your high school offers, take courses in anatomy or physiology. Participating in sports can provide practical insight into physical movement, but consider also volunteering with sports teams, like assisting in coaching or athletic training, to gain experience in the application of kinesiological principles. If available, you may want to pursue relevant certifications like CPR or basic first aid, which could be valuable for your studies and further demonstrate your commitment to this field. Remember, having a passion for sports and physical activity, coupled with a strong science background, will serve you well in this major. Wishing you the best in your educational journey!

7 months ago

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