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A breadth and depth of knowledge of human movement.

Students who major in kinesiology will acquire knowledge and explore skills related to the study of the human body. Kinesiology is the study of physical activity/exercise and its impact on physical health and quality of life. 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, develop research studies and have the freedom to use a diverse set of equipment, an experience seldom seen at undergraduate institutions.

Courses & Institutions

Career Options

Clinical exercise physiologist, Coach, Dentist, Fitness/strength and conditioning instructor, Nurse, Nutritionist/dietician, Occupational therapist, Physical therapist, Physician, Professor of kinesiology, Public health practitioner, Researcher, Sport/exercise scientist, Sports medicine/Athletic training, Teacher, Wellness coach


Baylor University, Boston University, Case Western Reserve University, Duke University, Emory University, Indiana University/IU School of Medicine, Michigan State University, Northwestern University, Ohio State University, University of Arkansas, University of Central Florida, University of Dayton, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of Kentucky College of Dentistry, University of Missouri, University of Southern California, University of Tampa, Washington University, St. Louis, Xavier University


Pat Babington, Ph.D., Indiana University. Research interests: running mechanics, running efficiency.

Tom Ball, Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. Research interests: functional capacity of neuro-muscular system; body composition changes during growth and maturation; exercise, health and well-being.

Brian V. Wright, Ph.D., Indiana University. Research interests: quantifying adherence to competitive training in athletes; competitive swim start performance and safety; growth, maturation and human performance.

Matthew Beekley, Ph.D., Indiana University. Research interests: Hoffmann reflex, sport nutrition, carbonic anhydrase.

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