Education and Internships



Bachelor of Science Degree:

The Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology offers students general studies or a professional focus in areas such as education, sports, therapeutic intervention, and fitness/wellness.The undergraduate minor in Kinesiology, also based upon core curricula, provide opportunities for professional and/or personal enhancement. For more information, please visit the KinesiologyOpens in new window website.

Gerokinesiology Concentration:

This track provides students pursuing a Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology, with the background knowledge and skills necessary to develop and teach a variety of fitness and mobility enhancement classes and/or personalized training/rehabilitation programs for older adults. This advising track also prepares students for advanced study in geriatric pathokinesiology, and meets national recommendations for preparing senior fitness instructors. View the Gerokinesiology (undergraduate) ConcentrationOpens in new window

Master of Science Degree:

The graduate program in Kinesiology provides a broad, comprehensive study of the varied aspects of human movement. Movement across the lifespan is observed and studied from mechanical, physiological, psychological, sociocultural, behavioral, instructional, and professional perspectives. For more information, please visit the MS Degree on the KinesiologyOpens in new window website 

Gerokinesiology Study Plan:

This track provides students pursuing a Master of Science in Kinesiology, with the background knowledge and experience to prepare students to work with the growing population of older adults in a variety of physical activity settings including personal training, group exercise classes, senior center and residential wellness programs, and in balance and mobility training/rehabilitation programs. View the Gerokinesiology (graduate) advising trackPDF File Opens in new window .




An internship with the Center for Successful Aging is a great way to get hands-on experience working with older adults in a fitness and wellness setting. Student learning objectives include:

  1. Learn how to conduct a variety of clinical and field-based health, physical, and functional assessments on older adults.
  2. Learn procedures for adapting physical activities and exercise prescriptions for older adults.
  3. Learn general exercise guidelines and safety factors in fitness classes for older adults.
  4. Learn teaching methodology, including group dynamics, feedback, reinforcement, empowering others, and designing and leading individualized and group exercise programs for the +50 population.
  5. Learn human relation skills for specific needs related to gender and age differences culturally and ethnically diverse populations.

For more information on internship opportunities please contact Koren Fisher at