The Department of Kinesiology at Towson University offers undergraduate programs in exercise science, fitness and wellness leadership, physical education and sport management.
The athletic training major prepares students to become certified athletic trainers specialized in preventing, evaluating, managing, and rehabilitating athletic injuries in physically active people. *The undergraduate program is no longer accepting applications due to the nationwide degree transition. Interested students should pursue the Master of Science in Athletic Training option at Towson University.
The exercise science major includes the development of theoretical knowledge and participation in practical experiences for students interested in fields such as exercise physiology, biomechanics, exercise and sport psychology, motor control, sports nutrition, exercise testing and prescription, strength and conditioning, and applied research.
The fitness and wellness leadership major prepares students for careers in a variety of sport and fitness-based disciplines, including athletic administration, coaching, recreation, fitness instruction, human performance and public health.
The physical education major prepares students to effectively plan and deliver standards-based content and instruction
as a certified physical education teacher. Areas of focus include motor skills, knowledge
and behaviors for active living, physical fitness, sportsmanship, self-efficacy, and
Physical Education / Teacher Education Program Coordinator
Dr. Tara Blackshear
The sport management major is designed to prepare students for careers in areas such as high school / youth sport, recreation management, health and fitness, intercollegiate athletics, professional sport, sport agency, facility management, event management, community relations, and retail marketing.