Program Overview

The Department of Kinesiology has two undergraduate majors. The two undergraduate majors are a BS in Kinesiology and a BS in Physical Education. All majors in the department gain conceptual and experiential knowledge in the anatomical, physiological, psychological, sociological, educational, historical, and managerial perspectives on physical activity, movement, exercise and sport. Today there are 800 undergraduates majoring in Kinesiology who will go on to further study in health professions (such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, medicine), sport-related professions (sport management, sport marketing, coaching), fitness-related professions (exercise leader, personal trainer) and other health and physical activity-related careers. Others will pursue a graduate program in research in Kinesiology. The 20 undergraduates majoring in Physical Education will pursue careers in teaching in the public schools. There are currently 20 students in the departmental Honors Program.

Kinesiology Change of Major Workshops.

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