The Department of Kinesiology and Health (KNH) offers a variety of wellness, fitness and physical activity courses, called Raider Active, for the general student population at Wright State. Undergraduate degree programs in KNH include Multi-age teaching Licensure in Physical Education and Health Education. Sports Science prepare Exercise/Fitness Specialists. Athletic Training prepares individuals for the sports medicine field. Public Health Education prepares individuals for work in public health, occupational wellness, health care and non-profit agencies. Finally, KNH houses a Master's degree program in Physical Education/Sport Management and an endorsement program in Adapted Physical Education.
The mission of the department is to educate all individuals in the development of a healthy, active lifestyle, and to advance the health care of physically active individuals through the integration of theoretical and applied practice in educational and clinical settings.
Undergraduate Degrees and Minor
Graduate Degree and Endorsement
Raider Active is a program of sports skill classes offered by the department. The courses are available to all Wright State students regardless of major or skill ability. Classes include:
- Tai Chi
- Weight Training
Katelyn Howard, a senior sports science major at Wright State, helps cancer patients with their physical therapy as part of her job at Maple Tree Cancer Alliance.
As the football player lay on the field with a possible spinal cord injury, the words of athletic trainer Miranda Martin’s instructor kept ringing in her ears.