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Kinesiology Student Breathing into Monitor

Kinesiology graduates work with individuals, groups, families, caregivers, and healthcare professionals to apply the principles of biomechanics, anatomy, physiology, and psychomotor behavior to improve health, function, and performance. Our program is centered on the latest evidence-based research and the standards set by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). Additionally, our physical education concentration is based on current research and the standards and recommendations of the Society of Health and Physical Education (SHAPE America).

At the undergraduate level, we offer concentrations in Exercise Science, Exercise Bioenergetics, Sports Physiology and Performance, and Physical Education Teacher Certification. Minors in kinesiology include Athletic Coaching and Exercise Science. We also have an Accelerated Bachelor's to Master's program that allows undergraduate students to take courses that will count toward their undergraduate and graduate programs.

At the graduate level, we offer master’s degrees in kinesiology with concentrations in Exercise Physiology or Physical Education Teacher Certification. For the physical education concentration, we offer both traditional and alternative tracks. Additionally, we also offer an Educational Specialist (Ed.S.) degree in education with a concentration in physical education.

Kinesiology Laboratories

The Exercise Physiology and Exercise and Nutritional Physiology Laboratories are used for teaching and scientific inquiry in Kinesiology undergraduate and graduate courses and student projects such as theses, the department of Human Studies Honors projects, internships, and field experiences.