Department of Kinesiology


In the Department of Kinesiology we offer undergraduate programs in athletic training (BS), exercise science (BS), physical education/teacher certification K-12 (BS), sport management (BA and minor), sports medicine (BS), and graduate programs in exercise and sport studies (MS), and athletic training (MS, forthcoming upon the CAATE degree change approval).  All of our degree programs include small class sizes, opportunities to conduct research with our faculty, and internship experiences in local and out-of-state locations. 

Learn more about each of our programs:

  • BS in Athletic Training
  • BS in Exercise Science
  • BS in Physical Education K-12 Certification with Optional Health Teacher Certification
  • BA and Minor in Sport Management
  • MS in Exercise & Sport Studies

Graduates of our four undergraduate programs are prepared for a variety of careers and/or graduate study in the appropriate field. Students who earn a degree in athletic training and pass the Board of Certification exam work in elementary and secondary schools, colleges and universities, professional sports, sports medicine clinics, and industrial corporations. Exercise science graduates work as health and fitness instructors, strength and conditioning specialists, health and fitness program directors, cardiac rehabilitation specialists, sport nutritionists, and exercise physiologists. Physical education graduates work as health and physical education teachers at elementary, middle, and high schools.  Our sport management graduates work in college and professional sports, sport marketing and advertising, event planning, facility management, ticket operations, and sport finance. Sports medicine graduates can work in various settings related to the field, including sports medicine and exercise physiology clinics, as well as pursue graduate study in athletic training, physical therapy, and other allied health care and medical fields. Students completing our graduate program in exercise physiology work in fitness/exercise settings, clinical settings, or as research scientists. Our master's degree students are also well prepared for entry into a doctoral program in exercise physiology/exercise science.