Explore UAB

Fast Facts

  • This degree is excellent preparation to apply for UAB's graduate programs in physical therapy and occupational therapy.
  • Careers in exercise physiology are growing at a rate of 13 percent, which is faster than average. (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)

About the Program

It's amazing what our bodies can achieve, and in the kinesiology program, you'll study how a person can stay healthy and physically fit. Your degree could lead to a career as a physical education teacher, physical therapist, or occupational therapist.

To begin, you're first going to choose a concentration based on your goals. If you concentrate in exercise science, you'll study topics such as exercise physiology, metabolism, body composition, and biomechanics. With a fitness leadership concentration, your coursework will prepare you for a career as an instructor or fitness director. Interested in exercise bioenergetics? We'll cover human anatomy and physiology, chemistry, weight training, nutrition, and more. Finally, if you choose physical education with a teacher certification, we'll complement your classwork with a student teaching experience.


  • Exercise Science
  • Sports Physiology and Performance
  • Exercise Bioenergetics
  • Physical Education with Teacher Certification
  • Delivery Methods


    This program delivers most of its content via on-campus, in-person meetings.

    Contact Us to Learn More

    Contact Information

    Counselor Contact Information

    Parent/Family Information

    Education History

    High School

    Last High School or College Attended

    Most recently attended college or university

    Major Information

    If you are a current student and wish to change your major, be sure to speak with your current advisor(s). Find your advisor(s) listed on your student profile page when you log in to BlazerNET.

    Then you can change your major on BlazerNET. Find more information here.

    You may also be interested in:

    Back to Top