Department of Kinesiology

Welcome to the Kinesiology Department. If you are interested in learning the fundamentals of human movement, you will enjoy studying in our department at either the undergraduate or graduate level. Kinesiology includes the study of human movement from anatomical, biomechanical, motor control, physiological, and psychological perspectives; thus, you will have the opportunity to gain a broad understanding of how the human body works. Your studies in our department will involve classroom work supplemented by a variety of hands-on learning experiences in laboratory, clinical, educational, research, and athletic settings.


The programs of study in the Kinesiology Department are designed to provide students with the educational background necessary for further study in kinesiology, or the pursuit of careers in a variety of movement-based professions, including physical therapy, fitness and wellness, physical education, research, athletic training, sport psychology, and many others. The bachelor of science degree is offered with majors in athletic training, health and fitness, movement science, physical education, and sport psychology. In the master of science program, you can choose to study exercise physiology, motor control, nutrition and disease, or sport psychology.


We would be happy to tell you more, so look through these pages and then contact us or visit us in room 172 of the Rickel Academic Wing on the west side of the University Recreation Center on the southwest corner of campus. Check us out on  Facebook and Twitter, too!


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Our mission:


To prepare graduates to become leaders in a variety of

human movement-based settings,

and to advance knowledge within kinesiology.