School of Nursing & Kinesiology

Why Choose AU for Kinesiology?

The Department of Kinesiology features four academic programs: exercise science, athletic training, sports & recreational leadership, and physical education teacher education (PETE). In each of these areas of study, students begin working in their field well before they graduate. Athletic training students participate in clinical experiences with sports teams on campus and at allied health-care facilities.

The PETE majors gain field experiences through teaching in private and public schools, teaching home-schooled children, and coaching Special Olympians. Exercise science students serve the AU community by working as personal trainers for faculty and staff and by developing strength training and conditioning plans for athletic teams. Students in the Department of Kinesiology benefit from the up-to-date and state-of-the-art facilities and equipment at the Kardatzke Wellness Center.

Some graduates from AU’s Kinesiology programs go on to study in prestigious graduate schools across the country or obtain jobs at universities, while others go on to careers in orthopedic centers or with professional sports teams or teach in public and private school systems.