Why KHS?

Kinesiology and Health Sciences is a rapidly growing field for those who are passionate about healthy lifestyles, including human movement, and its relationship to enhancing quality of life and performance through the lifespan.

Our degree programs will prepare you for a number of exciting career opportunities in health care, fitness, research and more. Through in-class study, hands-on laboratories and real-world clinical experiences, you'll learn about the physiology and biomechanics of the human body, as well as the principles of disease trends and health care management.

Read more about the value of a degree in kinesiology and health sciences.


Sophomore Charmi Patel, shown here scanning replicas in a classroom inside VCU’s STEM Building, researched bone pathology in nonhuman primates with guidance from mentor Marie Vergamini. (Kevin Morley, VCU Enterprise Marketing and Communications)

April 12, 2024

Charmi Patel goes bone-deep behind the scenes at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History

VCU sophomore studies skeletons of nonhuman primates for clues into death and disease.

Exercise may benefit women’s longevity more dramatically than men’s, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. (Getty Images)

April 4, 2024

How does exercise affect the health of women and men differently?

VCU exercise physiologist Danielle Kirkman outlines differing factors and outcomes – and how our knowledge is evolving.

Jisu Kim

March 27, 2024

A REMS doctoral student has been awarded a research grant from the American College of Sports Medicine.

Jisu Kim (Advisor: Dr. Youngdeok Kim) is a 2nd-year doctoral student in the REMS (Rehabilitation and Movement Science) program, specializing in the exercise physiology track.

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