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The kinesiology option within the Health and Human Performance (HHP) major prepares graduate for careers requiring leadership in organizing, directing, and managing fitness and wellness programs in corporate and commercial settings. The overall goal of the kinesiology option is to develop basic knowledge, comprehension, and appreciation of a) historical and cultural perspectives of human movement, b) social and psychological influences of human movement, and c) physiological and biomechanical correlates of human performance. From this broad knowledge base, the program's inherent flexibility allows students to pursue a variety of areas related to physical activity and sport.

This option also prepares students for professional certifications in fitness and conditioning through professional organizations such as the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). Finally, each student's course work will culminate in one of the following "capstone experience" courses: KIN 415, Exercise Testing and Prescription; KIN 490, Undergraduate Research; or a preapproved internship (KIN 498). Students must receive a grade of "C" or higher in all required courses as outlined in the major.

Curriculum

Faculty

Hilary Becker, MS

NTT Instructor

hilary.becker@montana.edu

406 994.2379

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Jim N. Becker, PhD

Asst Professor

james.becker4@montana.edu

406 994-6854

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Dan Heil

Professor

dheil@montana.edu

406 994-6324

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Milica McDowell, DPT

NTT Instructor

milica.mcdowell@montana.edu

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Mary Miles

Professor and Program Leader

mmiles@montana.edu

406 994-6678

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John Seifert

Assoc Professor and Graduate Coordinator

john.seifert@montana.edu

406 994-7154

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