Academics - Sport and Kinesiology

Sport and Kinesiology Department

The Sport and Kinesiology Department equips persons for redemptive Christian leadership in two ways. First, it encourages students to engage in those continuing, active, healthy, Christian life practices which contribute to wellness. Second, it prepares students for careers in physical education and recreation.

The following are programs offered by the department: (1) General Education – wellness/physical activities program; (2) Exercise Science Major; (3) Physical Education major; and (4) Sport Management major. Courses required for certification in Driver Education are also offered.


Majors & Minors


Exercise Science, BA
Gain a deeper understanding of anatomy, physiology, mechanics, and exercise with GU’s hands-on teaching and SIUE’s state-of-the-art lab technology.
Physical Education, BS
Students can choose an emphasis in Physical Education or Recreation, depending on their career goals. In addition, students can pursue coaching options through this program.
Sport Management, BS
Students will gain hands-on, practical experience as they combine professional and physical education coursework. Students may choose to focus their studies in the areas of fitness, recreation, athletic management, or sport management.

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