Celebrating the body

Physical Education, Recreation, and Kinesiology

Understand Physical Education, Recreation, and Kinesiology with compassion

The Physical Education, Recreation, and Kinesiology program at Trinity builds future leaders in the area who understand fitness, sports, leisure, and good stewardship of the human body. Graduates should be able to articulate an understanding of diversity issues including age, race, gender, learning style, differing abilities, socio-economic, and cultural backgrounds, and their effects on human movement.

Graduates of Trinity’s Physical Education, Recreation, and Kinesiology program enter the workforce with the base knowledge they need to pursue certifications as exercise and fitness professionals, physical and occupational therapists, athletic trainers and coaches, sports medicine experts, and more.

Located near Chicago, Trinity’s campus provides students with a safe and enriching learning environment along with the social, cultural, and professional benefits that come from being near a major metropolitan area. To learn more, apply online or contact us today to schedule a campus visit!




Department Chair

Dr. Shari Jurgens

Associate Professor of Physical Education / Exercise Science; Department Chair
Phone: 708.293.4920    Email: shari.jurgens@trnty.edu

Dr. Shari Jurgens ’92 is passionate about encouraging her students and the wider community to make fitness and exercise not only a priority, but an activity that is enjoyable. “Physical activity in itself is important, but making it fun and habitual is even more important.”