Promoting lifetime fitness and wellness
In the Department of Kinesiology and Health Science, the second-largest department at SFA, you’ll gain insights into movement, fitness and wellness through intellectually stimulating coursework and valuable, real-world clinical experiences.
Our goal is to give you the knowledge and skills necessary to establish a successful career in the field that interests you, whether it’s community health, dance, physical education, coaching or many other rewarding possibilities.
We also can help you prepare for graduate studies in athletic training, physical therapy, occupational therapy, medicine and more.
A Message from the Department Chair, Dr. Jay Thornton
Welcome to the Department of Kinesiology and Health Science. We offer a Bachelor of Science with a concentration in performance and choreography or secondary teaching, a Bachelor of Science in kinesiology with a concentration in all-level physical education teaching or exercise science, and a Bachelor of Science in health science. The graduate degrees in the department consist of a Master of Science in athletic training and a Master of Science in kinesiology with a concentration in human performance studies. Take a moment to explore our website to learn more about the academic programs and our faculty members, who are dedicated to teaching and the success of their students.
If you have questions on the programs in our department, we are here to help.
Jay Thornton, EdD
Department Chair, Kinesiology and Health Science