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Welcome to the Kinesiology Program – The Study of Human Movement

KinesiologyMajorAs a Bachelor of Arts in Kinesiology student you will become a caring professional, touching people’s lives as future sport and recreation professionals, wellness and athletic coaches, educators, administrators, program directors, personal trainers, and clinicians. Throughout your college career you will have multiple opportunities to enhance your skills and increase your knowledge, while also developing confidence and professionalism.

Internships and fieldwork: work side by side with professionals
Research: no matter what career path you seek, you’ll have an opportunity to work with faculty in a senior research project
Building skills: our courses weave skills in communication, decision-making, and leadership to lead and teach others

The Kinesiology program exposes you to a wide variety of professions related to physical activity and sport. In the classroom, our majors participate in “real world” scenarios, such as debating the funding of high school athletics, developing a fitness program for specific individual goals, and evaluating a sport facility based on risk management and liability factors. We also provide a strong foundation in the liberal arts. With so many options and resources, you’ll discover the career path that fits you best.

Learn more about the program’s learning objectives, requirements, core and elective courses by clicking here.

Minors are available in Coaching and Wellness

Kinesiology: Learn by Doing at New England College

You will learn from professionals in the field who instruct in the classroom and mentor in real world work settings – analyze theory and apply your knowledge with a focus on developing skills to be effective leaders, teachers, and facilitators in various human movement related settings. Each of our majors participates in a field experience, matching individual student career goals or broadening potential career interests with placements in professional setting on and off campus. Here are some recent examples:

  • Teaching skiing at Pats Peak Ski Area
  • Working with athletes and teams in the NEC Athletic Training Room while being mentored by our Certified Athletic Trainers
  • Assisting a certified personal trainer in a fitness facility

Career Opportunities in Kinesiology

As a Kinesiology graduate you can pursue many career options including:


  • Personal training certification
  • Coaching
  • Sport Director or Fitness Specialists in after-school and recreation programs, such as the YMCA and Boys and Girls Club
  • Physical education teacher certification in K-12 schools
  • Health promotion
  • Graduate training or certification in athletic training, physical therapy, massage therapy, athletic administration, or nutrition
  • Graduates also work in business, communications, education, recreation, and sport and fitness related sales