Kinesiology: B.S. Kinesiology

Program Overview


Students in the Kinesiology major, offered by the Department of Kinesiology, earn a Bachelor of Science degree upon completion of all requirements. The mission of the Department is to engage in the generation, dissemination, integration, and application of knowledge specific to human movement in various contexts. These contexts comprise health promotion, maintenance, habilitation, and rehabilitation in professional settings ranging from health care to commercial to sport to industry.

The Kinesiology degree allows students to pursue a variety of career options. Some graduates pursue positions in the health and wellness industry or clinical setting as service providers, managers, or administrators. Other students pursue graduate study in a variety of areas. Careers requiring additional education include but are not limited to physical therapy, medicine, chiropractic, and physician assistant.

Students must earn a grade of “C” or better in foundational science coursework before being admitted to the professional core courses.  Students can use electives to pursue additional interests or complete prerequisites for graduate study. In recent years, Kinesiology students have pursued minors in General Business, Psychology, and Spanish.  

For the required Capstone Experience, students choose to pursue an internship or complete additional coursework.  Students who choose the internship for the Capstone Experience will apply knowledge and skills gained from foundational and core classes to the profession. Students preparing for post-baccalaureate education typically choose the coursework option for the Capstone Experience.

Academic Advising

Professional advisors provide information and guidance to help students make informed educational decisions. Students are encouraged to meet with an advisor at least once each semester. To schedule an advising appointment, call the Office of Student Affairs appointment line: (414) 229-2758.