Kinesiology is one of the most vibrant and unique academic departments on campus. The unmatched beauty of Berry's campus - with its thousands of acres of fields, forests, lakes and trails - makes it an ideal setting for developing a vigorous and physically active lifestyle. In the Department of Kinesiology, we strive to assist in this lifestyle development through our general education offerings and degree programs.
Berry College students are required to complete three credits of General Education in Kinesiology. Students may choose from a wide range of courses, which include:
- Outdoor activities, such as canoeing, rock climbing and scuba.
- Lifetime sporting activities, such as bowling, dancing, golf and tennis.
- Fitness activities, such as weight training, self-defense and yoga.
The Kinesiology Department also offers the Exercise Science major, for students who are interested in the science of human movement, sports medicine and helping people live healthier lives.
Another degree option allows highly motivated students to develop a sport-related concentration within an Interdisciplinary Studies degree program. This individualized course of study is administered (and must be approved) through the Interdisciplinary Studies program coordinator. In the past, concentrations in Kinesiology have been attractive to students interested in graduate study in a health or sport-related field, students interested in pursuing specified careers in Exercise Science and students interested in the scholarly study of sport, physical education and human movement.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact Dr. Angela Lanier, chair of the Department of Kinesiology, via phone at (706) 238-7807 or email.