A graduate with a kinesiology degree online can expect to find a career as a corporate exercise specialist. Exercise specialists at the corporate level have become quite common since enlightened companies have realized that a fitness program at the office makes for healthier associates-not to mention decreased health insurance costs.
Just two weeks into the new year K-State has already made changes within the university. K-State recently announced the department of kinesiology, formerly in the College of Arts and Sciences, has found a new home in the College of Human Ecology.
Shanna Stewart, junior in dietetics, nutrition and kinesiology, said kinesiology is a great fit for the college due to the strong relationship between kinesiology and the other human ecology departments.
“They’re all so interconnected that I thought it was appropriate that kinesiology belong there, too,” Stewart said. “The saying of [the College of] Human Ecology is, ‘In a world focused on things, we focus first on people.’ I think kinesiology is concerned about people and working with people, and I think it has the same goals as those other departments like nutrition and dietetics that are all about people and their well-being.”
The transition will take effect this summer when students new to the major will no longer be admitted into the College of Arts and Sciences for a kinesiology degree. Thomas Barstow, professor of kinesiology, said the move has been in the works for years. To finish reading Kinesiology department makes long-awaited move to College of Human Ecology click here.
When you start to add up all the savings, an extra staff member who specializes in the company fitness department starts to look like a real bargain as the increased production of a healthier, happier worker emerges.Long gone are the days in American Business of the 10:00 am doughnut. Replaced by fitness walks and handball and aerobic dance the health of the American office worker now closely matches some of the professional athletes of 60 years ago. A career with a degree in kinesiology can allow you be a part of this healthy new world of business.