Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology

Our kinesiology program emphasizes good stewardship of our bodies through a blend of physical motion and science. While studying at Southwestern Assemblies of God University, you’ll take exercise, nutrition, and sports management courses to prepare you for a meaningful career based in exercise science and human movement. Spiritual practice and scientifically proven methodology are interwoven in every class, meaning that when you graduate, you will be ready to serve others with knowledge and care.

You will take core classes focused on Biblical teachings to ensure you gain a solid spiritual foundation. Some of these classes include Authentic Christianity and Intro to Biblical Literature. As part of your major studies, you’ll take sport law and ethics, weight training, and sport psychology, all taught with Biblical integration.

Why Major in Kinesiology at SAGU?

Real-World Experience and Resources

At SAGU, you’ll receive a comprehensive education that balances theory and practical application rooted in Biblical teaching. You will gain a deep understanding of the human body and its functions by getting hands-on experience in courses such as exercise physiology, biomechanics, and medical terminology. Additionally, you’ll be able to apply this knowledge in real-world scenarios by completing a semester-long internship, where you can develop skills further. During this internship, you’ll learn about athletic training, rehabilitation, and fitness coaching through a hands-on approach, allowing you to become a well-rounded professional. With both classroom and practical experience, you’ll be equipped to excel in your future career and impact the health and well-being of individuals and communities.

The SAGU Difference

As you step onto our campus (which was recently ranked by Niche as the safest college campus in Texas), you’ll find that you get more than just an education at SAGU. Our Christian faculty members will become your mentors, helping you practically apply a Spirit-filled approach to exercise science. Along with your studies, you’ll find a supportive community of like-minded individuals who may one day become life-long friends and colleagues. SAGU’s emphasis on servant leadership means you’ll not only have the knowledge and skills to start your career right away but will also have a foundation to pursue other para-health professions such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, chiropractic, and medicine.

Affordability and Value

We know how important it is to provide an affordable Christian education in kinesiology. That’s why our tuition rates are competitive, and financial aid packages are available for students! Did you know that approximately 90% of our students are awarded financial aid? Join us today and learn the science behind movement with faith-based guidance. Investing in your future has never been easier!

What You’ll Learn in the Kinesiology Degree Program

In the Kinesiology curriculum, you’ll study the biomechanical, physiological, anatomical, and neurophysiological principles as they relate to the human body.

General Education Studies

You’ll complete 60 hours of general education studies for a well-rounded college education. These courses will give you the speaking, writing, and critical thinking skills needed to communicate and solve problems in your future vocation.

Classes include:

  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Biological Sciences
  • College Algebra
  • Wellness and Lifestyle

Major Studies

Develop your educational and leadership skills with your coursework as a Kinesiology major.

Classes include:

  • Human Anatomy and Physiology II
  • Introduction to Sport Management
  • Coaching Theory
  • Sport Psychology

View the SAGU Catalog for course descriptions


Careers and Outcomes for Kinesiology Graduates

Upon graduation, you’ll have the skills and knowledge to positively impact the health and wellness of individuals and communities both physically and spiritually. You’ll possess a deep understanding of the human body’s function and movement, giving you all the tools necessary to evaluate physical activity and create exercise programs for diverse populations. You’ll have oral and written communication skills that meet appropriate professional, scientific standards in Kinesiology, ensuring you can effectively communicate this knowledge to others. With a Christian worldview and a holistic perspective, you’ll know how to practice ethical, collaborative service and advocate for healthy, active lifestyles. Additionally, our kinesiology program will equip you with a foundation of knowledge that allows you to pursue professional certification or be accepted into a graduate program. You’ll be eligible to pursue certifications in fitness and training from recognized associations such as National Strength and Conditioning Association’s Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS).

Your Kinesiology degree prepares you for career possibilities that include:

  • Athletic coach
  • Exercise physiologist
  • Fitness trainer
  • Physical education teacher
  • Fitness club manager
  • Athletic Director
  • Sports Consultant
  • Wellness Director

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Strengthen Your Knowledge in Exercise Science through SAGU’s Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology.

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