Historically Black Fisk University in Nashville to Add Three New Degree Programs

Fisk University, the historically Black educational institution in Nashville, Tennessee, has announced that it will add three new academic programs in the fall of 2022.

The new bachelor’s degree program in kinesiology will prepare students for careers in exercise science, health and physical education-teaching, coaching, and sport management. Graduates will have credentials to enter fields within the health and fitness industry or pursue graduate work in exercise physiology, cardiac rehabilitation, or other health science areas such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, or therapeutic recreation.

The bachelor’s degree program in social work will prepare students to become professional generalist social work practitioners, which requires extensive knowledge and pedagogical field experience in working with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities. Graduates will be trained to work effectively and ethically with diverse populations and communities often challenged by disparities in social, economic, environmental, and social justice.

The new master’s degree program in executive leadership is a comprehensive, experiential program that prepares graduates seeking to enhance their leadership skills, develop a deeper connection to their acumen, and build skills that strategically address business decisions. This executive leadership program trains students to apply strategic decision-making and improve employee performance, all while empowering them to become recognized team leaders.

“Over the past few years, Fisk has made the commitment to expand our academic offerings to keep pace with the global economy and job market and these new programs will do just that,” said John D. Jones, provost at Fisk University. “These new programs continue to expand the academy of Fisk University and offer opportunities for graduates to engage health service professions and advance in leadership, management, and administration.”

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  1. Come on Fisk University! Before you start adding new programs you need to significantly enhance all of your current academic programs. Besides, do you have the infrastructure, extra faculty (and faculty support), and funding support to ensure these new programs will be successful? By the way Fisk University, are you still handing out landscaping contracts to people who don’t look like Booker T. Washington? What a pity I say!

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