Uncover the keys to optimal health and disease prevention by studying human movement and its effect on health.
Whether you want to be a physical education teacher, personal trainer or administrator for a professional sports team, we provide the theory and practical application for you to excel in a number of fitness careers.
The Kinesiology major prepares students for careers in physical activity and fitness/wellness such as organizing, directing or managing physical fitness programs; personal trainer; fitness instructor; exercise physiologist; strength and fitness coach; and fitness entrepreneur.
The degree can also serve as preparation for applications to a master's level physical education teacher education program, medical school, a professional program in the allied health professions (e.g. physical or occupational therapy, nursing, physician assistant) or other graduate education.
Students interested in entry into professional schools of physical or occupational therapy, nursing, medical school or physician's assistant should take the Pre-Therapy and Allied Health (PTAH) option of the Kinesiology major, which has entry standards that must be met after completion of 90 credits.
*May require post-baccalaureate/graduate/professional education to qualify or certify for employment.