The Department of Kinesiology and Health Sciences is dedicated to improving health and well-being for a variety of populations.

Through inter- and multidisciplinary research, we investigate the physiological, biochemical, psychological, nutritional and behavioral components of health. 

Our faculty have established national and international reputations for research excellence in their respective fields, conducting cutting-edge research to achieve the research missions of the department in collaborations with multiple private and academic partners.

The department offers a Bachelor of Science degree with two concentration options, an undergraduate post-baccalaureate certificate, a graduate post-baccalaureate certificate and two graduate degrees. We also offer three accelerated bachelor's to master's degree programs.

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Why study kinesiology and health sciences?

Kinesiology is a rapidly growing field with many exciting career opportunities for those who are passionate about human movement and its relationship to health and performance. You will learn about the anatomy, physiology and biomechanics of the human body, as well as the principles of exercise science and nutrition.

A degree in kinesiology and health sciences can offer you:

  • Career opportunities in fields such as healthcare, fitness, research and more
  • Preparation for advanced graduate studies
  • A deep understanding of human movement and how it affects our health and wellbeing
  • Real-world learning through internships, clinical rotations and research opportunities
  • How to communicate effectively, work as part of a team and develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills that can be applied to any area of life