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At Rockford University, we understand the importance of physical activity in everyone’s life. So did our alumna, Jane Addams. From creating the country’s first playground at her social settlement Hull-House in Chicago to serving on the executive board of the National Playground Association, she paved the way for bringing physical activity into people’s everyday lives.

Our kinesiology program prepares competent students to excel in the fields of exercise science, sport management, and teaching. Kinesiology majors choose between three tracks: exercise science, sport management, or teaching. Students pursuing exercise science are able to apply science concepts in a variety of exercise science professions and earn a health minor. Students seeking sport management apply business concepts and principles in a sport setting and earn a Business minor. Students exploring teacher licensure are prepared to teach physical education at the elementary, middle, and secondary levels and earn a K-12 Education minor. Kinesiology majors are engaged in authentic learning experiences and interdisciplinary coursework throughout their program of study which includes clinical settings and internships. If you are interested in studying exercise science, sport management, or teaching physical education, consider joining the kinesiology team.

Department Information

Seaver Physical Education Center
5050 E. State St.
Rockford, IL 61108
Tammy Schiek, M.A.