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Department of Physical Education, Health & Kinesiology
Tangible health: We help people live well every day...
We get you ready to serve and lead people in developing healthful lifestyles through exercise, movement skill acquisition, nutrition, and disease prevention.
Why Get my degree at Northwestern?
FIve Tracks to find your passion
Students first enroll in the “Foundations of Physical Education and Kinesiology” course, designed to help you you choose which track that best fits your career goals and personal strengths. Our department offers the following tracks for each major:
We can get you there, grads to prove it
Graduates of our department are out in the field doing their thing! Maybe you'll have one of these titles someday:
Coaches for life
“The faculty and staff were—and continue to be—a strong source of encouragement in my life. They allowed me to be creative, to not be limited by set curriculum, and to explore the field of study. I carry their encouragement with me today, and I consistently create, push the bounds, and learn more about my professional field.”
Majors and Minors
Don't want to major? Don't worry: tailor your education by adding one of these minors:
Now that's a promise...
"Our goal as professors is to nurture your development and help you create lifelong memories and friendships with your fellow students, staff and professors. We are excited to have you join us, and we will work hard to provide experiences that will support the career and calling that God has for your life.”
–Kristine Smith, Ph.D. Professor of Physical Education