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Kinesiology or Sport Coaching Education

Availability: Hattiesburg Options*

Kinesiology-Engaging Minds & Bodies

Our kinesiology programs are committed to academic rigor; promoting physical, mental and emotional well-being; and a vision of a healthier, more active future.

Specific kinesiology emphases include Exercise Science, Physical Education, and Sport Coaching.

Each specialization offers a collaborative learning environment, focused on the study of movement.

Our academic rigor, hands-on experiences, and research opportunities contribute to our regional and national reputation for excellence in preparing students for careers in the world of sport.

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6program-specific scholarships
20+dedicated faculty members
500+enrolled majors

What Will I Learn?

  • Exercise Science focuses on how exercise physiology and psychology, biomechanics, and nutrition influence human movement.
  • K-12 Physical Education Licensure – Classroom learning and supervised student teaching placement in elementary-level physical education instructional settings prepare students to become physical education teachers.
  • Sport Coaching Education prepares students to coach in a variety of sport settings by studying coaching methodology, sport psychology, and human performance.
  • K-12 Physical Education Licensure/Sport Coaching Education dual degree combines preparation as a physical education teacher with preparation for coaching.

Engaged Faculty With Program Expertise

Program faculty have a wide variety of professional experiences which they infuse in undergraduate learning, helping students prepare to work in many different settings. Faculty are dedicated to making connections and building a sense of community among students in their classes, through regular interaction and strong mentorship.


Degree Plan Availability
Kinesiology (Exercise Science) BSHattiesburg
Kinesiology (K-12 Physical Education Licensure/Sport Coaching Education Dual Degree) BSHattiesburg
Kinesiology (K-12 Physical Education Licensure) BSHattiesburg
Sport Coaching Education BSHattiesburg
  • Physical Education Teacher
  • Health Care Administrators
  • Research and Design in Sports
  • Coach
  • Exercise Physiologist
  • Strength & Conditioning Specialist
  • Jason Simpson
    Physical Therapy Program William Carey University Graduated 2016
  • Sonia Curvelo
    Cleveland State Head Women’s Soccer Coach Graduated 2013
  • Greg Gatlin
    Parklane Academy Head Softball Coach
    Graduated 2016
  • Daniel Krebs, MD
    Medical Residency Wake Forest Graduated 2014
  • Dominic Studzinski
    Ole Miss Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach Graduated 2013
  • Brooke Rhodes
    Jones County JC Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach Graduated 2016