I’m a Kinesiology major at UIC (U Illinois at Chicago), and this semester I am taking some Kinesiology classes that are common between the two concentrations, Exericse and Fitness, and Movement Science. As of right now I’m planning to go the Movement Science route, because I have already knocked out 5 required classes for Movement Science at my old school (Chem 1/2, Calc, Psych, Physics 1/2).
I am thinking that I will do graduate school in something like Exercise Physiology, but if I am wanting some type of career that has to do with weightlifting/exercise in general, would the Exercise and Fitness concentration be better? Here’s the comparison of the two concentrations off UIC website, if you guys could take a look:
Clearly, Movement Science is more rigorous. And yes I know that the site also explains career-differences between the two concentrations, however it would be a bitch to take all the required classes for Exercise/Fitness when I’ve already taken 5 courses for Movement Science, as stated above.