Kinesiology is the scientific discipline that examines the interrelationship of the physiological processes and anatomy of the human body with respect to movement.  

The Bachelor of Arts degree in Kinesiology is recommended for individuals interested in pursuing careers in strength and conditioning, coaching, sport management, fitness leadership, sport media, health/wellness or applying to athletic training programs.

The Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology is recommended for individuals interested in careers in physical therapy or other health professions, pursuing an American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) exercise specialist certification or attending graduate school.

In this program, students will also be completing internships to get hands-on experience in potential fields of interest with on-campus mentors or in local businesses. 


Exercise Physiology

This class is an examination of the acute responses and chronic adaptations of the body to the stresses of exercise.

Human Physiology

Experience an integrated study of the functions of the major organs and organ systems of the human body. Emphasizing regulation and integration, this course progresses from cells and tissues to organ systems. 

Human Nutrition and Metabolism

This course is a scientific study of human nutrition with concepts from biology, chemistry, biochemistry, anatomy and physiology which describe the nutrients and their functions in the body.

Degrees Offered


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A degree from a top-ranked, private University like Dominican is deliberately affordable and accessible! More than 99 percent of our first-year incoming students receive significant financial aid through merit- and need-based scholarships as well as state and federal aid. Additionally, for most students, there is no application fee, and we don't ask for test scores. Get in touch with a counselor to learn more about your path to an exceptional college experience at Dominican!

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Career Exploration and Internships

We guide you in self-awareness, career exploration, internship experience, and job search preparation through individual counseling, career programs, and connections with employers and alumni.

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Accelerated Doctorate in Occupational Therapy

Start the OTD program in your senior year and earn both your Bachelor’s and an OTD within 6 years!

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Faculty and Staff

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Megan Toma

Assistant Professor, Kinesiology Athletic Trainer, Per Diem
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Carica Theresa Macariola

Adjunct Instructor
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La Vida Dominican

La Vida Dominican is a program for all students, increasing educational access and connection to support services, enabling degree completion and post-graduation success. Particularly, La Vida is centering experiences of students from Latinx and other historically underserved backgrounds.

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