Fisk University to Launch New Kinesiology Program this Fall


[Nashville, TN, April 1] – Fisk University is launching a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology with the goal of providing its 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. Enrollment is now open and the course is set to begin in the Fall.

Andrea K. Stevenson, Ph.D., currently an adjunct professor of Health and Human Performance at the University of Mississippi, has been chosen to head up the program and will officially on board 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”, she says.

Interested students should apply for the program at



Fisk University is a highly ranked historically black university, according to U.S. News and World Report, and is the oldest institution of higher learning in Nashville, Tennessee. Fisk’s outstanding faculty and students continue to enhance the University’s international reputation for academic excellence. Our scholars continue to make strides in all areas of the industry from Social Justice to the sciences. A Fisk education prepares our students to become beacons in servicing the community and well-rounded leaders and scholars in their respective fields. Fisk offers more than 20+ undergraduate and graduate programs in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Clinical Psychology with a bridge Masters to Ph.D. programs through a partnership with Vanderbilt University.

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