Department of Kinesiology

Why kinesiology?

Since my first year, I fell in love with my experiences as a Kinesiology student.

First, my KNS professors are passionate and knowledgeable about the subject. They not only taught me the material, but also the valuable application of these concepts to a real-world setting.

In addition, I joined the KNS Club, becoming event coordinator and president my second and third year, respectively. As an officer, my peers and I built connections with KNS professionals through networking events, participated in community service—such as the Special Olympics—and grew as individuals to optimize our success after Whittier.

I have never been short of amazing opportunities at Whittier. I joined the Phi Epsilon Kappa Honors Fraternity, volunteered at four physical therapy centers, and became a teaching assistant and tutor for the Motor Learning and Control course. I also enjoyed applying what I learned in the classroom in a real-world setting: teaching a balance exercise program for older adults to reduce their risk of falls.

All of these opportunities to grow as a leader and apply the material I learned in the classroom to real-world situations have built my confidence in becoming a successful future physical educator.

- Katrina Wong
Kinesiology major