Kinesiology is the study of body movement.

For this major you’ll take lots of kinesiology classes. But you’ll also need to take classes in the arts, science, math, and social sciences to earn your bachelor’s degree. These extra courses help make sure that you graduate from college with all of the skills you’ll need to prepare for a successful career in kinesiology.

Sample Courses

Core Kinesiology Courses:

  • Introduction to Exercise Science
  • Functional Anatomy
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Mechanics of Human Movement
  • Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries
  • Principles and Theories of Strength Conditioning
  • Physical Fitness Testing Techniques
  • Research Methods in Exercise Science
  • Clinical Exercise Physiology
  • Exercise Prescription
  • Psychology of Sports Injury and Rehabilitation
  • Performance and Drugs
  • Sport and Exercise Psychology
  • Exercise Applications for Special Populations
  • Overview of the Physical Education Profession
  • Elementary Physical Education
  • Outdoor Education
  • Educational Rhythms and Gymnastics
  • Teaching Fitness
  • Principles and Problems of Coaching
  • Motor Development

General Curriculum Requirements:

  • Arts Courses: Art, History, Languages, Literature, Music
  • Math Courses: Algebra, Calculus, Computer Science, Logic, Statistics
  • Natural Sciences Courses: Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Physics
  • Social Sciences Courses: Anthropology, Economics, Government, Psychology, Sociology
Kinesiology Major Danielle M.

“I’m a kinesiology major. I chose this because I plan to go into the medical field. This covers the premed requisites, so it’s easier to just have that as a backup plan for if I want to do PA school, whether I want to go into graduate school.”

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