Program Description


The discipline of Kinesiology explores the art and science of human movement. In the Health and Kinesiology program, students develop an appreciation of the human body and its tremendous potential, as well as an understanding of the relationship between positive lifestyle choices and long-term improvements in health and well-being. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, leisure, fitness and recreation services rank just behind health care and high technology as expanding career fields for the 21st century. Education, therapeutic exercise, geriatric wellness, health and fitness leadership, sports training, coaching, athletic medicine, sports and fitness communication, and commercial fitness are areas in which most graduates in Kinesiology seek career opportunities. Additional avenues open to graduates include positions in service agencies, private athletic and recreation clubs, recreation organizations, corporate fitness programs, commercial and summer camps, and sporting goods companies. Many students choose to go to graduate school in a variety of fields including exercise science, public health, sport administration, athletic training, physical and occupational therapy.

About Lewis-Clark State College

Lewis-Clark State College is located at Lewiston, Idaho, where two rivers (Clearwater and Snake), two cities (Lewiston and Clarkston), and two states (Idaho and Washington) come together. It is also where two peoples and two cultures came together in friendship and discovery – the Nez Perce Tribe and the Lewis & Clark Corps of Discovery. Founded in 1893, Lewis-Clark State is a public undergraduate college with a three-part mission of academic programs, career & technical education programs, and community programs. One of the top public comprehensive four-year colleges in the West, with its beautiful campus, small classes, and superb faculty, LCSC is often described as a public institution with the feel and quality of a private college.