Learn to lead through Longwood’s innovative Kinesiology programs designed to deepen your understanding of physical, mental, social wellness and their impact on health and society. 

Career Path

Prepare to professionally lead and educate in public and private enterprise with a Kinesiology degree from Longwood. Our alumni have jobs such as:

  • Physical and Health Education Teachers
  • Clinical Exercise Physiologists
  • Health and Fitness Specialists
  • Strength and Conditioning Experts

What You'll Study

Major

With the help of our expert faculty explore and discover the scientific study of movement, performance and function through biomechanics, anatomy, physiology, psychology and neuroscience.

Physical and Health Education Teacher Education, PK-12

Become a professional in the field of health and physical education with the helpful, friendly guidance of Longwood's PHETE faculty, who all have extensive experience in a variety of K-12 settings. Our small faculty-student ratio means one- on- one professional mentoring and opportunties to get real experience in area schools BEFORE you start student teaching.

Since 2011, 100% of Longwood PHETE graduates who wanted a teaching job got one. Come to Longwood and graduate with a dream job, not just a dream.

Driver Education Endorsement

There's a high demand for health and physical education teachers with a driver education endorsement in Virginia's schools. So, we've made it easy for you to get yours. We are one of only four undergraduate University Drivers Ed programs in VA that offer the classes needed for the endorsement, you'll have everything you need to succeed right here. And our history proves it, 100% of Longwood students pass the VDOE exam the first time they take it. Longwood rules the road!

Exercise Science

Learn to lead and provide professional leadership and educational services in the public and private enterprise. Learn skills that enhance individual and societal well being through our innovative programs designed to increase physical, mental and social wellness in an environment conducive to supporting a higher quality of life.

Minor

Learn about current health issues and develop attitudes and behaviors that will help you get to a state of optimal health in either of these minors: 

Health Education

Are you interested in current health issues and strategies to develop life long optimal health? The minor in Health Education is designed to help you develop attitudes and behaviors to stay in excellent health throughout your lifetime.

This minor is open to students in any major program. We find this minor is particularly complementary to degrees in the health and human services areas.

Coaching

Longwood’s coaching minor offers everything you need to meet the Virginia High School Athletic Association’s requirements to coach in Virginia, and you'll learn the level of detail and tools needed to make players successful.

Courses

Discover health -related fitness and sport science in courses designed to provide a foundation in the sciences with an emphasis in exercise, education, health and sports sciences.

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