Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology
Human Performance and Exercise Science Emphasis
The Human Performance and Exercise Science emphasis focuses on the scientific principles of strength and conditioning, human performance, and exercise. This emphasis will prepare student for the National Strength and Conditioning Association’s Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) credential and exam. In addition, this emphasis will prepare student for graduate study in the area of human performance.
Neuromechanical Science Emphasis
The Neuromechanical Science emphasis develops an understanding of the mechanical principals of human movement in sports and exercise. It is designed to prepare students for graduate study in Biomechanics, biomedical engineering, or ergonomics.
Pre-Allied Health Emphasis
The Pre-Allied Health (Medical Science) emphasis is designed to provide students with a pathway to graduate programs in Medicine (e.g. DO, MD, DC, PA) following completion of their undergraduate degree. Students should be aware of deadlines and requirements established by professional schools and testing organizations.
Rehabilitation Science Emphasis (including Pre-Athletic Training)
The Rehabilitation Science emphasis is designed to provide students with a pathway to graduate programs in Athletic Training, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and other rehabilitation science related professional programs. This emphasis focuses on the fundamental knowledge and skills related to human movement and function, including exercise prescription for health and wellness, injury prevention, and the treatment of human movement dysfunctions.
Students interested in pursing Athletic Training can select two different pathways at BSU, the (1) Accelerated MAT 5-year (3+2) degree plan or a the (2) traditional BS in Kinesiology with Rehabilitation Science emphasis (4 year degree) and then apply to the MAT (2 year program).
- Accelerated MAT 5-year (3+2) (Please note: This option is restricted only to those students that meet strict academic progression requirements- Admission to the Masters of Athletic Training program at Boise State is not guaranteed and advising with the accelerated advisor is mandatory each semester). Please contact the Boise State-Athletic Training Program Director in the Department of Kinesiology 208-426-4863 for additional questions.
- BS in Kinesiology with Rehabilitation Science Emphasis