Alverno College Launches New Health Education and Kinesiology programs
June 13, 2016
The new program includes 57 core credits that every health education major must take. Six to twelve credits of electives and two required internships round out the curriculum.
The new kinesiology program will offer two different majors, kinesiology/pre-physical therapy and kinesiology/sport management. Students opting for the pre-physical therapy major will have a strong focuson science, and will be able to work as a fitness trainer, corporate wellness manager, athletic coach or strength and conditioning coach. Students may also choose to continue their education and earn a physical therapy degree. For those who choose the sports management major, there will be more of a focus on business, management and communication. Career opportunities for graduates with this degree include coaching, health club management, athletic trainer on the high school, college or professional level and youth camp director. The pre-physical therapy major requires 53 core credits and one internship, while the sports management major requires 56 core credits and two internships.
"There is a huge demand for women in sports management, and Alverno College has a long history of preparing women to meet the needs of employers,” said Kaitlin Pike, assistant athletic director for health and wellness at Alverno and kinesiology program director. “With our new kinesiology program, we are opening up possibilities for women in sports management and fitness.”
An information session for these two programs is planned for July 19 at Alverno and is free and open to the public. For more information about the health education major or to register for the on campus event visit alverno.edu/healtheducation.
Published on June 13, 2016 | Categories: Newsroom press release
Frequently Asked Questions
How long does it take to complete the online EdD?
The EdD takes a total of six semesters to complete, or approximately 24 months. Students who choose the K-12 Leadership concentration may take somewhat longer if they decide to pursue additional coursework to prepare for superintendent eligibility.
Students who enter on the ABD completion track or the EdS completion track may take slightly less time to complete their degree.
Can I work while I earn my EdD? Will I have to travel often?
The online EdD is designed to accommodate full-time work schedules. Coursework is almost completely online, with two residencies of one weekend each included in the program.
What can I do after graduation?
Graduates of the EdD program can pursue advanced teaching or leadership roles in a wide range of industries—not just education. While most graduates will opt to serve in K-12 schools or districts or higher education institutions after earning the EdD, other options include government agencies, education publishing or educational technology companies, corporate training and retention, and more.
Is financial aid available?
Financial aid is available to those who apply and qualify. Graduate students can qualify for federal loans. We suggest that all students begin the Free Application for Federal Financial Aid (FAFSA) as soon as they apply. Alverno’s FAFSA code is 003832.
Alverno’s Financial Aid Office is happy to answer your questions. Call us at (800) 933-3401.