Undergraduate Degree Programs

The Department of Kinesiology offers programs of study for students wishing to prepare for professional careers in physical education teaching (Adapted and K-12) or related disciplines (Exercise Science, Fitness, and Sport Psychology and Leadership).  The Department also serves the needs of students completing majors in other fields who find that certain aspects of Kinesiology are important to their professional objectives and personal interests.


  • Students will understand the biomechanical, physiological, psychological, and sociocultural bases of human movement within and across diverse populations, historical periods, and environmental conditions and apply this knowledge in academic and professional settings.
  • Students will apply their Kinesiology-related knowledge and skills to think critically and ethically in examining issues and solving problems associated with their chosen subdiscipline.
  • Students will communicate effectively and persuasively, both verbally and in writing, in academic and professional settings.
  • Students will demonstrate the importance of physical activity in fostering optimal health by maintaining a physically active lifestyle.
  • Students will demonstrate professional and community engagement through participation in fieldwork, internships, and/or service-learning activities.

  • B.S. in Kinesiology, Option in Exercise Science
  • B.S. in Kinesiology, Option in Fitness
  • B.S. in Kinesiology, Option in Physical Education - Teacher Education
  • B.S. in Kinesiology, Option in Psychology and Leadership

  • Dorothy Deatherage Endowed Scholarship
  • KIN Department/Professor Emeritus Endowed Scholarship
  • Jack Rose Memorial Endowed Student Award