Undergraduate Program

Our undergraduate program will equip you with a deep understanding of human movement and how it affects our health.

You will learn about the anatomy, physiology and biomechanics of the human body, as well as the principles of exercise science and nutrition. Find more in-depth details on our undergraduate offerings below.


B.S. in Health, Physical Education and Exercise Science

The department offers one undergraduate degree: a Bachelor of Science in health, physical education and exercise science. There are two concentrations within this degree: exercise science and health science.


Learn about the business management aspects of the sport and fitness industry with the minor in sport and fitness management.

Certificate in Health Sciences

This undergraduate post-baccalaureate certificate is designed for students who have already received a bachelor's degree and wish to pursue their undergraduate pre-health sciences requirements at VCU.

Accelerated B.S. and M.S.

We offer three pathways for students to earn an accelerated bachelor's and master's degree in a minimum of five years by completing approved graduate courses during the senior year of the undergraduate program.


Explore the courses you will take as an undergraduate student in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Sciences.


Our internships provide opportunities for students to apply theory, acquire professional skills and develop as a young professional.


The College of Humanities and Sciences offers more than 100 scholarship opportunities annually to currently enrolled students. Explore the opportunities offered to students through the Department of Kinesiology and Health Sciences.

lobby mural along the staircase at the college of humanities and sciences stem building at v.c.u. depicting various stem disciplines

Study in Our New STEM Building

Our brand new, 169,000-square-foot STEM building has a dedicated resistance and biomechanics laboratory, as well as a running track and other types of exercise equipment for students to utilize for movement science experiments.

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