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.


2024 CHS Student Awards

May 9, 2024

KHS students and faculty received an award in the 2024 CHS Student Awards Celebration

On May 9, 2024, KHS students and faculty were honored at the annual Student Awards Celebration of VCU’s College of Humanities and Sciences.

Alyssa Sievers' knee injury in high school sparked an interest in health care that has endured. (Contributed photo)

May 1, 2024

Class of 2024: Alyssa Sievers turned injury into opportunity and found her passion for physical therapy

The Honors College student, who will pursue graduate studies through VCU, also used Spanish skills to address language barriers to health care.

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.

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