Kinesiology focuses on understanding human movement and the role of physical activity and exercise in health and disease. Kinesiologists use tools from behavioral medicine, molecular biology, neuroscience, engineering, medicine, and computer science to solve problems in diverse settings including labs, hospitals, wellness centers, and communities. 

A B.S. in Kinesiology builds on a foundation of interdisciplinary sciences including biology, chemistry, mathematics, physics, and statistics. The student learning objectives are to successfully:

  • Explain the scientific foundations of human movement including: physiology, biomechanics, motor control, behavior, and the relevance of physical activity to human health
  • Demonstrate knowledge and practical skills necessary to work in kinesiology and related fields
  • Promote inequity and improve inclusion in research and practice in kinesiology and related fields
  • Effectively analyze and interpret numerical and statistical information relevant to kinesiology
  • Clearly communicate scientific information about kinesiology to a diverse population