Live, Breathe, Kinesiology

What does being a Kinesiology major mean? To me, at its most basic level, Kinesiology is how you treat others and how you are working to better their lives as well as your own. Within the School of Kinesiology there are many specialties and tracks you can pursue. Each specialty working with the next to better us, the health professional, to ensure that you are supplied with all the tools to better your life.

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A More Personal Meaning to Kinesiology

Being a Kinesiology major means I am the future of the health and fitness industry. We as Kinesiology enthusiasts, are the next big thing in the fitness industry. Wouldn’t you like to be able to change someone’s life? Wouldn’t you like to ease someone’s pain through therapeutic exercise? There is nothing better than helping a person lose weight and live a longer, more joyous life. During my time as a Kinesiology major here at Tarleton State University, I have earned four nationally recognized certifications. 

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I’m back!

Reality had drastically changed leading up to my return to school, but God's plan seemed to be bigger than mine. I was never naturally "good" in school. I had to work very hard to be a mediocre student. So the idea of going back to college after all these years and put forth all the time and hard work in a short two year plan was extremely scary.

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Professional Growth

In my journey, there are two things pushing me daily to give back to my community and to live up to my high personal expectations. First, I do not want to have any regrets in my life. Second, I want to make a difference in the lives of others. By using self-reflection to ensure that both these obstacles are met, I continue to grow and develop as a future employee.

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What Kinesiology means to a Brit

As a Kinesiology major, I have learned many transferable skills that have helped me become a better coach. Leadership, teamwork and always looking for different opportunities are some of those valuable skills. Honing in those skills and putting them to the test in other classes and different activities I am involved with, has helped me grow as a person and a leader within the Tarleton community.

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True Life: I’m a Kinesiology Major

In my 6 years as a Kinesiology major, I’ve come to find that Kinesiology means so many different things. The first being that because of it’s all encompassing nature, Kinesiology means something different to everyone. Secondly, pursuing a career in Kinesiology means that you will be expected to practice what you preach. Lastly, you are in the “people” business. It takes a special kind of person to be able to work in an industry that solely revolves around other people, this field is not for the selfish.

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