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 fitness assessment, lifestyle intervention and education, health and wellness, and exercise supervision. This is a rapidly expanding industry with opportunities in corporate and commercial settings, government, and non-profit sectors.

The department is housed in the College of Education, Health & Human Studies.

Academic Programs

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.

All about Kinesiology, Nutrition, & Recreation

  • Hands-on Learning

    The department values internships throughout the curriculum. Hands-on learning in real-world settings is vital to our student's success.
  • Real-world Settings

    From 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 Learning

    Multiple 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 Experiences

    The 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. 

Expert Faculty

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.

Accreditations

  • caATe Commission on Accreditation Athletic Training logo
  • Council on Accreditation: Parks, Recreation, Tourism and Related Professions logo
  • National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) logo
  • Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics logo
  • COSMA

Mission

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.

Core Values

  • 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. 
Location
Office Location
Parker Hall 216
Mailing Address
One University Plaza, MS 7650
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701