Department of Kinesiology, Sports Studies and Physical Education
Administrative Assistant: Ms. Jacci Davis
Location: Forbes Arena, Suite 266
Phone: (470) 639-0280
The mission of the Department of Kinesiology, Sports Studies, and Physical Education is to broaden the understanding of human movement as it pertains to physical activity, exercise, and sport-skill performance. The department achieves its mission through student-centered instruction, scholarship, and professional service. It is through the study of volitional human movement that will enable our students to better understand the working components of the human body and its functions. The department focus is to prepare students who will be competitive in their professional endeavors beyond Morehouse College.
Kinesiology, Sports Studies, and Physical Education as a discipline works to promote lifelong learning and participation in human movement that will enhance the quality of life for all. The department’s goal is to provide students will a solid understanding of health and human performance that will help them become competent and productive leaders in a variety of physical activity professional roles within fitness, exercise and sports.
Students who major in Kinesiology, Sports Studies, and Physical Education will have several career paths to pursue. These include graduate and professional schools (i.e., Sports Medicine, Physical Therapy, and Occupational Therapy), teaching, the health and fitness industry, recreation and leisure facilities, coaching, research, exercise and fitness consultant, fitness director, aquatics director, etc. To accomplish these goals, the department expects students to have at the time of graduation attained the following learning outcomes:
- The ability to make reasoned value judgments
- The ability to analyze and synthesize facts
- The ability to engage in independent scholarly endeavors
- The ability to understand and coordinate knowledge from other disciplines
- The ability to articulate a philosophy that physical activity programs are important to health and well being of individuals, and that physical activity can foster self-expression, development, and learning
- A scholarly, informed understanding of the cultural heritage of African-Americans
- A knowledge and appreciate of cultures of other than one’s own
- A demonstrated capacity and ability to speak as well as write cogently, effectively and correctly
- A commitment of community service