Potential Careers

Certified teacher of Physical Education

Adapted Physical Education teacher

Director or Developer of Community Exercise Programs (kids, adapted, elderly, etc.)

Recreational Sports Specialist/Recreation Coordinator

Parks & Recreation Management

Youth Sport Leadership

Recreational Therapist

Sport Tourism

Adapted Sport

Option Courses

KNES333 Physical Activity for Students with Special Needs

KNES 386 Experiential Learning

KNES389D Sport for Development

KNES400 The Foundations of Public Health in Kinesiology

KNES 442 Psychology of Exercise and Health

KNES 451 Children and Sport

KNES 457 Managing Youth Programs

KNES460 Exercise and Aging

KNES 463 Principles & Methods of Physical Activity Interventions

KNES 465 Exercise and Disease Prevention

KNES498C Exercise and Brain Health

Suggested Elective Courses

  • EDHD402: Social Development
  • EDHD411: Child Growth and Development
  • EDHD413: Adolescent Development
  • EDSP376 Fundamentals of Sign Language
  • EDSP476 Communicating with Sign Language
  • FMSC332: Children in Families
  • HESI318R: Applied Contextual Leadership; Foundations and Applications of Challenge Course Theory
  • HESI318T: Applied Contextual Leadership; Foundations and Applications of Adventure Leadership Instruction
  • HLTH130: Introduction to Public and Community Health
  • HLTH140: Personal and Community Health
  • KNES389E: Topical Investigations - Children's Developmental Clinic
  • PSYC100: Introduction to Psychology
  • SOCY105: Introduction to Contemporary Social Problems
  • SOCY413: Sociology of Aging
  • SOCY431: Principles of Organizations

Relevant Links

American Council on Exercise: www.acefitness.org

National Park and Recreation Association: https://www.nrpa.org/careers-education/careers/

Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE America) https://www.shapeamerica.org/

National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification https://www.nctrc.org/about-ncrtc/about-recreational-therapy/

University of Maryland School of Public Health MPH programs: https://sph.umd.edu/content/master-public-health

MCERT (Master's Certification in Physical Education): https://sph.umd.edu/degrees/physical-education-masters-certification-k-12 | https://education.umd.edu/academics/programs/teacher-certification/mcert-master-education-med-certification