Kinesiology

Undergraduate Major & Minor School of Education and Kinesiology

Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science

Video Transcription

Why Paphawee loves Kinesiology Transcription

[video: Paphawee stands outside of PLU’s Olson Building, she waves to the camera.]

Paphawee: Hello hello my name is Paphawee and welcome to PLU I’m a third year at PLU majoring in kinesiology. Exercise science is my concentration, so right now we’re standing in front of Olson and today I’m gonna be talking about why do I love PLU and why do I
choose kinesiology as my major

[video: Paphawee stands in front of offices in Olson. The wall behind her reads: “Department of Athletics – Department of Kinesiology”]

Paphawee: So kinesiology is the study of human movement and at PLU when you major in kinesiology there’s four concentrations that you can choose to go into,

[video: Paphawee’s voice continues over photos for each concentration. The first photo reads “Exercise Science” at the bottom, showing students adjusting a breathing measuring device over the face of another student, behind them, a screen records data. The second photo reads “Pre-physical Therapy” at the bottom, showing a student taking the pulse of another student, who stands on a treadmill. The third photo reads “Health & Fitness Education” at the bottom, showing a professor pointing onto a computer monitor while a student looks on. The fourth photo reads “Health & Fitness Promotion” at the bottom, showing students gathered on a green field in Lutes gear.]

Paphawee: One of them is Exercise Science, pre-physical therapy, health and fitness education and health and fitness promotion.

[video: Return to Paphawee in front of the offices.]

Paphawee: We also offer minors for the kinesiology program some of the minors are

[video: Paphawee’s voice continues over photos for each minor. The first photo reads “Exercise & Sports Psychology” at the bottom, showing students clipping onto a ropes course, all in blue helmets. The second photo reads “Pre-athletic Training” at the bottom, showing a student in the gym coaching another student, who holds a heavy weight. The third photo reads “Personal Training” at the bottom, showing a student on a bike inside a classroom, wearing athletic gear. The fourth photo reads “Coaching” at the bottom, and shows students in matching T-shirts standing in a gym holding different sports equipment.]

Paphawee: Sports Psychology, Pre-athletic Training, Personal Training and Coaching

[video: Paphawee stands upstairs in the Olson building, behind her is a large mural in black and yellow which reads: “One a LUTE”]

Paphawee: I choose to major in kinesiology because I really

[video: Paphawee’s voice continues over a group photo of PLU’s Women’s Golf team, which Paphawee is a part of.]

Paphawee: love working with humans my career path

[video: Return to Paphawee in front of the mural.]

Paphawee: That I’m excited to go into is to be a chiropractor and at PLU specifically the kinesiology program, the faculty, and staff work alongside with me to make sure that that dream actually happens. So at PLU when your major in kinesiology you have to do an internship and an internship is

[video: Paphawee’s voice continues over a photo of a YMCA sign which reads “Volunteers of the Month – PLU Interns”]

Paphawee: a great way to get the practical skills

[video: Return to Paphawee in front of the mural.]

Paphawee: out and get your feet wet in the career that you’re excited to go into. Internship provides you an amazing opportunity to work with real people real patients that you can’t get
experience in the classroom

[video: Paphawee stands in a kinesiology lab, students and a professor working at tables behind her.]

Paphawee: so this is one of our kinesiology labs and I spend a lot of time here and I love being in

[video: Paphawee’s voice continues over a shot of skeletons in the lab.]

Paphawee: here because I get to do the stuff that

[video: Paphawee’s voice continues over a clip of a student checking the pulse of another student, who rides a stationary bike in the lab.]

Paphawee: I’ve been learning hands-on stuff that

[video: Return to Paphawee in the lab.]

Paphawee: I’ve been learning from class I love being here because it emphasized on the knowledge that I’m learning in class

[video: Paphawee’s voice continues over a photo of a group of kinesiology students dressed as bowling pins in white shirts with red stripes. In front of them, they hold a sign with a hand-drawn bowling pin and the title “anthroPINmetrics”]

Paphawee: that I’m not just sitting down in lecture but actually doing it

[video: Paphawee stands in Olson Gymnasium.]

Paphawee: So my personal experience in class has been amazing all the classes are evident
based in theoretical base

[video: Paphawee’s voice continues over photos. A professor teaches a class about throwing motions. A selfie of professors at a bowling alley.]

Paphawee: so professors really for their part and their passion to what they’re teaching also I have really good relationship with my professors because they are also my advisors

[video: Return to Paphawee in the gym.]

Paphawee: so they’re just there to make sure that I’m on the right track

[video: Paphawee’s voice continues over a shot of students and a professor working in the lab.]

Paphawee: and taking the classes I like I’m

[video: Return to Paphawee in the gym.]

Paphawee: excited to take body-image next semester and biomechanics I’m taking exercise testing prescription right now and I’ve learning a lot of new thing that’s right and it’s a lot of hands-on so I took

[video: Paphawee’s voice continues over photos of Dr. Hacker’s Sports Psychology class. Students sit outside in a circle on the ground with their feet together in the center.]

Paphawee: sports psychology last spring with Dr. Hacker and I really enjoyed that because

[video: Return to Paphawee standing in the gym.]

Paphawee: she brings in the alumni who majored in kinesiology and what they’re doing out in the real world so by hearing their real experience from their PLU class was tremendous and very personal to me

[video: Paphawee stands in front of a sign which reads “Department of Kinesiology.”]

Paphawee: so once again my name is Paphawee and this is some of the things that you
can expect as a kinesiology student at PLU if you have any more questions please leave a comment below. Go Lutes!
[Music]

About

Kinesiology is the study of human movement, and a growing field with dynamic career opportunities. As a PLU Kinesiology major, you’ll have options to pursue the area(s) that interest you most and be well-prepared for graduate studies or careers in physical education, exercise science, physical therapy, athletic training, sport psychology, recreation, public health, personal training, promotions and management, youth programming, coaching, and more. PLU’s Kinesiology department offers two degrees – the Bachelor of Arts (BAK) includes options in Health and Fitness Education (with teacher certification option) and Health and Fitness Promotion, while the Bachelor of Science (BSK) offers two different pre-professional concentrations: exercise science and pre-physical therapy. You’ll work closely with nationally-renowned professors, have opportunities to participate in research, and complete hands-on learning through internships or student-teaching. No matter your track, the Kinesiology major at PLU will prepare you to be a leader who will positively impact the health behaviors of individuals and society.

Concentrations & Certificates:

  • Exercise Science
  • Health & Fitness Education (option of K-12 teacher certification)
  • Health & Fitness Promotion
  • Pre-Physical Therapy

Graduates from the last 5 years: Their jobs

  • Physical & Health Education Teachers, dozens of school districts throughout Washington State
  • Personal Trainer, Rebel Fitness
  • Rehab Technician, ATI Physical Therapy
  • Clinical Exercise Physiologist, Franciscan Health System
  • Health Promotion Technician, Army Wellness Center
  • Exercise Specialist, MultiCare Health System
  • Performance Coach/Trainer, Emerald City Athletics
  • Head Soccer Coach, Mount Si High School
  • Firefighter, United States Forest Service

Graduates from the last last 5 years: Their graduate programs

  • Doctor of Physical Therapy, Franklin Pierce University
  • Master of Science in Orthotics & Prosthetics, California State University-Dominguez Hills
  • Doctor of Physical Therapy, Emory University
  • Master of Occupational Therapy, Eastern Washington University
  • Master of Science in Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition Services, Bastyr University
  • Doctor of Physical Therapy, Pacific University
  • Master of Science in Family Practice Nursing, Seattle University
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