Kinesiology Department Distinctives


Be Engaged and encouraged

  • Students are encouraged to develop physical efficiency, optimal health, and social cooperation through team and individual sport, for the enjoyable and intelligent use of leisure time.
  • Graduates of the Department of Kinesiology are prepared for a variety of opportunities that await them after leaving Point Loma. Some students become teachers, coaches, or program directors at hospitals and sports clinics. Many students go on to graduate schools in physical therapy, physical education, exercise physiology, physician assistant, and athletic training. Some students become professional sport team athletic trainers for teams such as the San Diego Chargers and the San Diego Padres. Point Loma students have been accepted to or are attending: Stanford, Duke, Boston University, Northwestern, Columbia, USC, Mt. Saint Mary's, Michigan, Ohio State, Loma Linda, University of Virginia, University of North Carolina, Wake Forest, Emory, Los Angeles Chiropractic College, Palmer College of Chiropractic-West, and Southern California School of Optometry.

Be Challenged and supported

  • Point Loma faculty model research-based, best practices in athletic training, exercise science and physical education. Advisors work closely with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions that undergraduates possess and inspire them to set goals for professional transformation through specifically directed internships in the student's area of interest.

  • The clinical education component of our majors is considered the pinnacle of the course of study as students prepare to be practicing professionals.  The greater San Diego area provides many robust internship possiblities; students participate in practical laboratory and internship programs, observe and participate in hospitals and physical therapy centers, observe surgery and participate in a lecture series with renowned medical doctors and other healthcare experts. Other opportunities include original experience with research under the direct supervision of faculty, sports medicine trips to Europe, and internships in coaching, teaching and with local professional teams and with the Olympic Training Center.

  • Teaching: Core coursework for Point Loma graduates aligns with the State of California teaching credential standards.

Personal Advising and Whole Person Development

  • Highly competent and caring advisors develop and routinely monitor academic program plans for all students to address their academic, social, emotional, and spiritual needs, interests, and professional goals.  Students are supported in developing and refining key dispositions of noble, Christ-like character throughout their course of study.  



Be involved in a Lifelong Partnership


  • Point Loma faculty and staff work as a cohesive team to support students in all aspects of the academic program. Follow-up relationships and strong alumni networks keep graduates connected to their Point Loma family throughout their lives.


For general information about the Kinesiology Department
contact us at (619) 849-2918