With the advent of a leisure society resulting from advances in information and technology, the Kinesiology major emphasizes the training of professional leaders through a systematic and scientific knowledge of sports, exercise, leisure, recreation, and advanced training techniques. Designed to prepare expertise in coaching, managing and supervising sports for the creation of a new health culture. The Kinesiology major offers instruction on methods and theories needed to take an active part in administrative institutions, commercial sports centers and local community facilities. Therefore, students who want to major in Kinesiology shall need to possess not only physical strength but also expertise in all areas of particular sports.
The Kinesiology major provides a varied curriculum to cultivate proficient knowledge in managing and supervising sports events, through theoretical and practical study. Theory-based subjects help students to obtain the needed knowledge, refinement and expertise to become a professional in the field. Theory-based subjects are principles of physical education, sport information, Kinesiology leadership, Kinesiology management, sociology of sport, sport physiology, leisure management, and health and fitness. Total physical involvement is required in practice-based subjects which include seasonal sports such as swimming or skiing, racket sports like tennis or golf and martial sports such as judo and taekwondo. The combination of intellectual and physical development gained through the courses give students the skills needed to not simply play, but lead in the sports arena.
Vision after Graduation
Graduates are actively working as health managers, instructors at health club centers, or as professionals in sports related government offices managing various health programs. By obtaining a certificate to instruct the Exercise, Sport, & Leisure studies programs, graduates may also work as a professional instructor in related fields. Those who excelled in sports marketing or sports management, may choose to work in large corporations or as a professional manager in large sports centers. Others go on to enter graduate school to either study further into the Kinesiology field and contribute to the society as an expert in the field or obtain a teacher's license to become a teacher in junior high schools or high schools.
For Further Inquiry
Department Office : 032-860-8180, Professor Kim Woosung 032-860-7881