Earn a degree where you’ll help others lead their best lives: you’ll do that here.
Students earning a degree in the Department of Kinesiology, Nutrition, and Recreation from Southeast will be prepared for employment opportunities that include athletic training, exercise science, nutrition, physical education, physical/occupational therapy, public health, respiratory therapy, recreation and park administration, and sport management. Innovative faculty and diverse curriculum allow students the opportunity to obtain competitive jobs in corporate and commercial settings, government, and non-profit sectors.
The department is housed in the College of Education, Health, and Human Studies.
Whether you are interested in health screenings, athletic contests, or exercise programs, our students are involved in every phase of the event. The graduates of our programs have hundreds of hours of practical experience and hands-on learning in the field through which they have applied the lessons from the classroom. Programs are offered on campus and online.
All about Kinesiology, Nutrition, & Recreation
Hands-on LearningThe department values internships throughout the curriculum. Hands-on learning in real-world settings is vital to our student's success.
Real-world SettingsFrom research facilities to state-of-the-art equipment, students will learn in real-world settings through experiential learning. The experiences are imperative to the success of our students. The facilities and labs used for research are teaching facilities first. Most of these facilities are used for classes or laboratories and research activities.
Laboratory LearningMultiple state-of-the-art labs are available for experiential learning in the department. From a bone density lab to the athletic training educational lab, Southeast offers multiple areas for students to gain real-world experience.
Student Organizations, Professional ExperiencesThe Department of Kinesiology, Nutrition, and Recreation has multiple student organizations such as the Health and Wellness Association, Sport Management Society, KNR Honor Society, Recreation and Park Administration Majors Club, Student Dietetic Association, and the Recreation Enhancement Club (REC). In addition, there are two special interest groups including the Archery Club and Outdoor Adventure Club.
Our experienced faculty work closely with students to achieve their academic goals. With small class sizes, students will receive hands-on, experiential learning tactics in real-world situations. Our faculty care deeply about the success of their students and our departmental learning outcomes are as impressive as the professors themselves.
Department of Kinesiology, Nutrition, and Recreation
The Department of Kinesiology, Nutrition, and Recreation integrates experiential learning, professional service, and applied research to prepare practitioners who promote health, physical activity, and quality of life.
- Experiential Learning
The department values experiential learning throughout the curriculum. The curricula within the department are designed to provide students hands-on practical experience to enhance learning and ensure success.
- Intellectual Curiosity
The department values expansion of the knowledge base within the fields of study by the faculty. Life-long Learning - The department values faculty who strive to be examples of life-long learners who maintain a level of exploration within their field.
- Leadership in Professional Service
The department values service to the community and the professions/disciplines within the department. Furthermore, the department places a premium on leadership by the faculty both on and off-campus.
- Promotion of a Healthy Lifestyle and Enhanced Quality of Life
The department values the promotion of healthy lifestyle behaviors through the curriculum, research, and service.
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701