Exercise Science

Occupational Therapy

Physical Therapy

The Study of Movement

Kinesiology enables you to learn about human movement and its effect on health, well-being, and quality of life. This bachelor of science program has the option to concentrate in one of three specific tracks: Exercise Science, Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy. There are a variety of ways to utilize a degree in Kinesiology, including opportunities to go directly into a health and human performance career path upon graduation or into graduate studies in athletic training, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and many more allied health programs.

Skills Learned In This Program

Exercise physiology, biomechanics & motor learning to address health, fitness, and sport.

Exercise regimens using appropriate methods, techniques, and exercises.

Assessing and evaluating physical health and needs of diverse populations.

Historical, social, and cultural factors that influence physical health and well-being and incorporate this knowledge into culturally relevant health & fitness plans.

Effectively communicating, both orally and in writing, to diverse audiences about the different sub-disciplines of kinesiology.

Utilizing a wide variety of physical health equipment and technology to promote physical health & well-being as well as rehabilitation from injury.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects 15,200 openings on average, each year, for physical therapists over the decade to replace workers exiting the field (retirement; job change) [2]
U.S. News and World Report ranks physical therapy as #15 and occupational therapy as #28 on the list of Top 100 Jobs for 2020 [1]

Dr. Jessica Dysart Miles, LAT, ATC

By trade, Dr. Miles is a certified athletic Trainer (ATC) of 15+ years, with clinical experiences in the collegiate, high school, and orthopedic clinic setting.

Upon graduation from the University of Georgia in 2005 with her BS in Exercise Science with an Emphasis in Athletic Training and her BA in Spanish, Jessica went on to the University of Alabama at Birmingham where she earned her MS in Exercise Physiology while working as an Athletic Trainer for Samford University’s football and track & field teams. She then obtained her PhD in Kinesiology from the University of Georgia.

In 2013, Dr. Miles accepted the position of Program Director for the Athletic Training at the University of North Georgia in Dahlonega, GA, where she served in this role for the eight years before she and her family came to Florida College.

Potential Careers

Athletic Coach
Athletic Trainer
Exercise Physiologist
Health Promotion
Occupational Therapist
Personal Trainer
Physical Education Teacher
Physical Therapist
Physical Therapy Aide
Wellness Program Coordinator

Other Highlights

  • Service-learning is available
  • Internships are available for all students, they are required for some
  • Small class sizes
  • Opportunities to engage with professionals in various fields of kinesiology
  • New clubs will be formed to support students’ future endeavors/professions of interest
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