Fisk University

Fisk University is launching three new academic programs in the Fall of 2022. The new programs will buttress the existing curriculum of the University by adding two additional health services programs and a leadership program. The two health services programs are Bachelors in Kinesiology and Social Work, and the leadership program is a Masters in Executive Leadership. Pending SACSCOC approval, the programs will add to the academic offerings at the University and expand the academy by adding these three new programs to the 32 of academic program offerings.

The Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology will prepare students for careers in exercise science, health and physical education-teaching, coaching, and sport management. Graduates with the Bachelor of Science Degree in Kinesiology will gain mastery 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.

Likewise, the Bachelor of Science 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 with the Bachelor of Science degree in Social Work will work effectively and ethically with diverse populations and communities often challenged by disparities in social, economic, environmental, and social justice. HBCUs have contributed significantly to the Social Work profession.

The Masters of 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 equips graduates with effective leadership styles to apply strategic decision-making and improve employee performance, all while empowering them to become a recognized team leader. Graduates will be able to apply their learning to real-world business challenges and put new leadership skills into practice.

“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 Provost John D. Jones. “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.”

Applications for these programs are now available for the Fall 2022 semester.