Adaptive Physical Education
Concentration in Kinesiotherapy
Kinesiotherapy is the application of scientifically based exercise principles adapted to enhance the strength, endurance, and mobility of individuals with functional limitations or those requiring extended physical conditioning. A registered kinesiotherapist can administer treatment only upon receipt of a prescription from qualified physicians, nurse practitioners, and/or physicians’ assistants who are eligible to make such referrals. The four-year program requires 1000 clock hours of clinical observations, practicum, and clinical internship. The Kinesiotherapy Program enjoys accreditation and endorsement by the Commission of Accreditation and Allied Health Education Program (CAAHEP), the American Kinesiotherapy Association (AKTA), and the Committee on Accreditation of Education Programs for Kinesiotherapy (CoA-KT). Contact CAAHEP by mail at 25400 US Highway 19N, Suite 158, Clearwater, Florida 33763.
Students complete specific coursework within a rigorous curriculum in such areas as anatomy, chemistry, mathematics, physiology, and psychology. The program offers students preparation for graduate work in athletic training, adapted physical education, adult or corporate fitness, and sports medicine. Students planning to enter the job market with an undergraduate degree prepare for entry-level employment with cardiac rehabilitation programs, health and wellness programs, rehabilitation services in some Veterans’ Administration Hospitals, corporate and community fitness programs, health clubs, and similar fitness related industries.
Kinesiotherapy Majors Passing Report
Major Requirements for Exercise Science: Kinesiotherapy