Kinesiology

The mission of the Department of Kinesiology, Health and Physical Education is to facilitate Biblically-based learning about human movement and performance so that students are prepared to be competent and caring Christian professionals who work in the fields of teaching, exercise science and allied health care, or who pursue advanced studies in related graduate programs.

What will I study?

The Department of Kinesiology, Health, and Physical Education will:

  • Provide quality coursework and research that integrates theory and application with Biblical principles and practice
  • Prepare majoring students for careers in physical education, kinesiology, allied health care or graduate school
  • Permit minor study options for students with related interests in coaching or physical education and human movement
  • Present all undergraduate students with a diverse range of recreational activity classes that encourage healthy lifestyles
  • Promote the value and understanding of physical activity and human performance for lifelong health and wellness to the entire Biola community

Concentrations

Admissions Requirements

You will be required to take a Chemistry and/or Physics Placement exam.

The Science Department suggests an SAT Math score of at least 500 (or the ACT equivalent) to pursue this major.

Go Deeper

For more information, check out this department's website:

Kinesiology Department Website

Interesting classes I might take

  • Exercise Physiology
  • Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries
  • Nutrition for Health and Sport
  • Motor Learning

Why choose Kinesiology at Biola?

Students who choose to be a part of Biola's Kinesiology, Health, and Physical Education program find a rapidly growing and maturing department including:

  • A faculty/student ratio of one teacher to every 20 students.
  • Experienced and qualified faculty whose focus is in mentoring students.
  • Excellent practical hands-on classes.
  • Courses that provide relevant content for graduate school and career preparation.

What are BU Kinesiology graduates doing now?

Biola graduates from the Kinesiology major have gone on to study at the following graduate schools: University of Saint Augustine, University of Southern California, Chapman University, California State University Fullerton, California State University Long Beach, California State University Northridge, and have gone on to work in a variety of positions, including:

  • Exercise Physiologist
  • Physical Therapist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Athletic Trainer
  • Strength & Conditioning Coach
  • Health Educator
  • Personal Trainer

Back to Academics

  • Junior Sessions

    April 21, 2014

    Juniors in high school!! Do you want a taste of the college experience? Join us at Biola University on one of our many available dates for a Junior Session. You will have the opportunity to go to chapel, attend a Junior (information) Session given by one of our Admissions Counselors, tour the campus, eat lunch in the cafeteria (on us!), and attend a class in the afternoon (optional).

  • Dinner with Director

    April 30, 2014

    Registration for Dinner with Director is OPEN! Bring your high school son or daughter to Biola and join us on this exclusive visit opportunity. We will take you on a tour of the campus, accompany you for dinner in our Cafe Banquet Room, and share with you the distinctiveness of Biola University by André Stephens, Senior Director of Undergraduate Admissions.

  • Dining, Dorms and Deposits

    May 1, 2014

    The Admissions Staff at Biola University understands that making your decision of where to attend college is an exciting time – we're here to help! Come by our office on Thursday, May 1, where you can submit your deposits go on a tour of the dorms, and have a relaxing meal in the cafeteria – on us!

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