Kinesiology—the study of physical activity and human movement—can lead to a career helping people of all ages live healthier lives. Choose an emphasis in exercise and health science, clinical movement science, sport science, or pre-physical education teaching licensure. With a strong collaborative foundation in the physical, biological, and social sciences, this major provides exceptional preparation for advanced study and careers in academic and research industries, fitness, sport, and health science. As a kinesiology major, you can make an impact by contributing to the well-being of individuals and communities.
- Undergraduate research opportunities in eight research labs, including the Gait and Posture Laboratory and the Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport
- Learning abroad opportunities in countries such as Australia, New Zealand, and England
- Field experiences that allow you to practice what you have learned in the classroom
Careers with meaning
Career options include:
- Wellness and fitness specialist
- Physical therapist
- Occupational therapist
- Personal trainer
- Physical education teacher
- Youth sports director
Explore careers in kinesiology.
Foundation courses include biology, physics, chemistry, and anatomy
Major courses include topics related to biomechanics, movement, physiology, research, sociology and psychology of physical activity, and field experiences
Emphasis areas: exercise and health science, clinical movement science, sport science, or pre-physical education teaching licensure