Elizabeth City State University, the historically Black educational institution in North Carolina, has announced that it is offering a new degree program in kinesiology, the study of human movement. The new major will offer three different concentrations: fitness and wellness, physical education and health, and exercise science.
Kacey DiGiacinto, the program coordinator, stated that “for the first time, the physical education and health component is going to be able to certify students to be physical education or health teachers. In the past, they could only be certified in physical education. So now they can get certified within their four-year degree. We’re better preparing them.”
There are currently 40 students enrolled in the kinesiology program. The university plans to construct two new exercise physiology laboratories for use in the program.