The mission of the Department of Kinesiology is to prepare students to inform, maintain and improve the health, fitness and quality of life of themselves and the people they serve. The department is committed to educating our students and community in the science and benefits of optimal health and human performance; to developing in all students a lifelong habit of living healthfully; and to preparing students for the variety of career opportunities that utilize Kinesiology as a foundation.
Master of Science in Kinesiology Mission
The MS Kinesiology (MS-KIN) will be a distinctive, mission-centered graduate program designed specifically for local adult learners that provides career-focused academic training for professionals entering the dynamic and growing fields of exercise science, sport performance and sport management. The MS-KIN will be consistent with the mission of PLNU to both engage and challenge the minds of these learners, and to shape the character and direction of their professional lives. For the MS-KIN student, engagement with the notion of a Christian approach to whole person wellness and sport performance will be embodied by the faculty in their design of teaching and learning experiences throughout the curriculum. Students will be challenged to develop professional lives of service as an expression of Christian faith, and will pursue advanced professional standing in their discipline through a curriculum that focuses on the best current evidence, collaborative teamwork, and robust professional
Master of Science in Athletic Training Mission
The mission of the Athletic Training Program is to challenge and fully equip students to become highly effective allied health care professionals and lifelong learners who incorporate a Christian perspective, academic excellence and professional/relational proficiency. Point Loma’s athletic training program will consist of extensive laboratory and clinical experiences designed to provide a multifaceted learning experience that incorporates current research and scholarly instruction. The desired outcome of the curriculum is to emphasize an evidence-based approach to healthcare with the integration of Christian faith to produce intellectually and spiritually sound clinicians who are service oriented and focused on providing patient-centered care. Graduates will achieve the entry-level competencies necessary to take and pass the certification examination offered by the Board of Certification (BOC).