Dr. Rachele Vogelpohl
Interim Chair and Athletic Training Program Director
The kinesiology curriculum has evolved over the years to offer courses that extend beyond physical education and health to exercise science, exercise prescription, athletic training, motor development and learning, and biomechanics.
Many students pursue traditional careers like teaching or fitness instruction, but more than half pursue other quickly-growing allied health or medical professions like athletic training, exercise science, cardiac rehabilitation, physical therapy, or occupational therapy. As the movement to improve health across the lifespan continues, a need for older adult fitness instructors and movement specialists is also on the horizon.
Our NKU Athletic Training program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education.