As a kinesiology student at Elmhurst, you'll benefit from a high degree of individual attention from top-notch scholars, combined with exciting opportunities not usually found at an intimate liberal arts institution.
Elmhurst’s labs and classrooms are filled with the latest teaching tools, including Adam, a program that enables students to dissect the human body onscreen, and BEST, a computer tool that helps analyze teacher behavior. And tools like MicroFit, the Nasiff CardioStress System and the ParvoMedics TrueOne® 2400 Metabolic Measurement System give you hands-on experience using the same equipment the pros use.
You'll complete internships at schools, hospitals, corporations and organizations. You might participate in the Special Olympics program, or organize a team-building activity at an elementary school. You'll build the strongest possible foundation for success in professional life.
A Collaborative Approach
If you plan to pursue a health-related career such as physical or occupational therapy, you'll benefit from our ground-breaking Center for Health Professions. The Center brings together students from across the health-care spectrum for workshops, internships, mentoring opportunities, seminars, focused advising, and collaborative research. It's an innovative approach that leads to strong teamwork skills and a clear understanding of each component of patient care.