Program Description

Welcome to the Kinesiology Program – The Study of Human Movement

As a Bachelor of Arts in Kinesiology student you will become a caring professional, touching people’s lives as future sport and recreation professionals, wellness and athletic coaches, educators, administrators, program directors, personal trainers, and clinicians. Throughout your college career you will have multiple opportunities to enhance your skills and increase your knowledge, while also developing confidence and professionalism.

Internships and fieldwork: work side by side with professionals

Research: no matter what career path you seek, you’ll have an opportunity to work with faculty in a senior research project

Building skills: our courses weave skills in communication, decision-making, and leadership to lead and teach others

The Kinesiology program exposes you to a wide variety of professions related to physical activity and sport. In the classroom, our majors participate in “real world” scenarios, such as debating the funding of high school athletics, developing a fitness program for specific individual goals, and evaluating a sport facility based on risk management and liability factors. We also provide a strong foundation in the liberal arts. With so many options and resources, you’ll discover the career path that fits you best.

Learn more about the Kinesiology program’s learning objectives, requirements, and core and elective courses by clicking on the Academic Catalog to the right.

Minors are available in Coaching and Wellness

Kinesiology: Learn by Doing at New England College

You will learn from professionals in the field who instruct in the classroom and mentor in real world work settings – analyze theory and apply your knowledge with a focus on developing skills to be effective leaders, teachers, and facilitators in various human movement related settings. Each of our majors participates in a field experience, matching individual student career goals or broadening potential career interests with placements in professional setting on and off campus. Here are some recent examples:

  • Teaching skiing at Pats Peak Ski Area
  • Working with athletes and teams in the NEC Athletic Training Room while being mentored by our Certified Athletic Trainers
  • Assisting a certified personal trainer in a fitness facility

About New England College

NEC At A Glance Campus: Henniker, New Hampshire is a quick 15 minutes from the state’s capital (Concord, NH), 30 minutes from the largest city (Manchester, NH), and 90 minutes from Boston. Classrooms, meeting spaces, and residence halls share the surrounding beauty of our 220 acre campus and the Contoocook River. Programs: 37 Bachelor’s degree programs, 12 Master’s degree programs, and one Doctoral degree program are all delivered in the liberal arts tradition, and with an emphasis on experiential learning, by dedicated and accomplished faculty. Students: Approximately 1,000 on-campus and 900 online undergraduate students, and 900 graduate students from all over the world attend New England College. The NEC experience is collaborative and supportive. Highly diverse, over one third of NEC’s students identify themselves as students of color. Activities: 19 varsity sports, numerous intramural sports, and over 40 clubs and organizations of all kinds, along with an endless schedule of fun activities and events makes it easy to feel like you belong at NEC. Become part of Pilgrim Nation! Internships: NEC students have benefited from over 1,000 internship opportunities, ongoing access to real-world experience, and hands-on training through active collaboration with industry partners and career counseling services. Website - Website -