Historically Black Fisk University in Nashville has announced that it will now offer a bachelor’s degree program in kinesiology, the science of human movement. The goal of the new program is to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the role physical activity plays in promoting overall well-being. Physical activity will be examined from multiple angles, including biological, physiological, and sociological analyses, as well as its effects across a range of tasks, including exercise, daily living, play, sport, and employment.
Andrea K. Stevenson, currently an adjunct professor of health and human performance at the University of Mississippi, has been chosen to head up the program. She will join the faculty on July 1. She is especially enthusiastic about Fisk University because of its impressive student body and is also eager that students will be able to gain hands-on experience, particularly in light of the city’s growing fitness industry.
“Whether it be them becoming a physical therapist, occupational therapist, or a chiropractor, I’m dedicated to ensuring they meet their career goals,” Dr. Stevenson said.
Dr. Stevenson is a graduate of Jackson State University in Mississippi, where she majored in biology. She holds a master’s degree in exercise science and a Ph.D. in health and kinesiology from the University of Mississippi.