Students who major in kinesiology will acquire knowledge and explore skills related to the study of the human body. The kinesiology major enables students to integrate scientific research with educational and practical applications and focus on subdisciplines, including human physiology and exercise; biomechanics of human movement; neuromotor control of human movement; and nutrition and human performance. Students are exposed to hands-on experiences in the laboratory and have the freedom to use a diverse set of equipment, an experience seldom seen at undergraduate institutions.
Areas of Study
student sitting at a computer doing research
Internships, shadowing and observation experiences students have participated in:
Notre Dame Strength and Conditioning
Purdue University Strength and Conditioning
Indiana University School of Public Health
Team Physical Therapy
Chicago Physical Therapy
Indiana University Health Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation
Graduate schools students have attended:
Case Western Reserve University
Indiana University/IU School of Medicine
Michigan State University
Ohio State University
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
faculty/student research in pool
- Matthew Beekley, Ph.D., Indiana University. Research interests: Hoffmann reflex; sports nutrition; and carbonic anhydrase.
- Naomi Brooks, Ph.D., Ohio University. Research interests: Physical activity/inactivity and metabolic health throughout the lifespan; global health; and muscle physiology, health and wellbeing with aging.
- Brian V. Wright, Ph.D., Indiana University. Research interests: quantifying adherence to competitive training in athletes; competitive swim start performance and safety and growth; maturation and human performance.