Undergraduate ProgramKinesiology is the study of physical activity across a range of tasks including exercise, daily living, play, sport, and work. Coursework integrates biological and behavioral approaches using biomechanical, physiological, and sociological perspectives to study physical activity from cell to society. This life science discipline emphasizes breadth and depth of content, scientific methodology, and intellectualism for lifelong learning, thinking and action.
Kinesiology promotes an understanding of the necessity of movement activities for an individual's physical and psychological health.
Student may earn a B.A. or B.S. degree in Kinesiology or B.S. dual degree with majors in nutrition and exercise science. Within these degrees, students emphasize exercise physiology or exercise behavioral science. Students may also complete a health fitness instructor sub-curriculum that prepares graduates to seek careers in corporate and community settings in fitness and wellness, and in hospital settings in cardiopulmonary rehabilitation.
Many students enter graduate and professional schools for preparation for careers in exercise physiology, public health physical activity, physical therapy, pharmacy, medicine, dietetics, biomechanics, exercise and sport psychology, and other related fields.
Undergraduate AdvisingAcademic Advising is designed to assist and enhance and the University experience. The Kinesiology Department takes pride in offering advising as an educational process to help the student succeed in the curriculum. Walk in advising hours are available as well as meetings by appointment with any of our three qualified advisors. Please click here to view curriculums, undergraduate student learning outcomes and other information regarding our undergraduate advising.
Kinesiology MinorKinesiology is the study of human movement across a range of tasks including exercise, daily living, play, sport, and work. Course work integrates biological and behavioral approaches using biomechanical, physiological, psychological, and sociological perspectives to study human movement. Kinesiology promotes an understanding of the necessity of movement activities for physical and psychological health. Please click here for a detailed description of the requirements for a Kinesiology minor.
Concurrent B.S./M.S. in KinesiologyThe combined B.S/M.S. program will provide exceptional undergraduates with the opportunity to obtain both a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science in Kinesiology in 5 years, a shorter time than typically required to earn a B.S. plus M.S if both degrees are pursued separately. The program has two options, thesis and coursework. In turn, the coursework option has two tracks which permit the completion of the requirements for certification by the American College of Sports Medicine as an Exercise Specialist or Public Health Physical Activity Specialist. Please click here to learn more about the Concurrent B.S./M.S. Program
Concurrent B.S. in Kinesiology/Masters in Public HealthThe concurrent BS/MPH program provides exceptional undergraduate students with the opportunity to obtain both a Bachelor of Science degree and a Master of Public Health degree in a shorter time period than typically required if both degrees are pursued separately. It was approved by the university in the Spring of 2010. With the permission of the Department of Kinesiology, students are eligible to apply for the BS/MPH option. Please click here to learn more about the Concurrent B.S./M.P.H. program.
Internships and Practicums
A internship is an excellent opportunity to showcase your academic knowledge and practical skills in a real-world setting within the Kinesiology field. The internship should be designed to meet the needs of each student, with respect to their areas of expertise and future goals. Please schedule a time to meet with the internship coordinator at email@example.com if you are interested in completing an internship. Additional information to help guide you through the internship process is located in the internship handbook (click here).
Kinesiology Student AssociationThe Kinesiology Student Association (KSA) is the undergraduate student organization within the Department of Kinesiology at Kansas State University. Please click here to find out more about KSA!
Financial AssistanceFinancial aid, including scholarships grants, loans, and student employment, is coordinated through the K-State Office of Student Financial Assistance in 104 Fairchild Hall.
The priority date for scholarship consideration is February 1. Application is made by submitting a K-State Scholarship Application.
The priority date for most other financial aid programs, including grants and loans, is March 1. Application is made by submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
The K-State application packet contains a K-State scholarship application, FAFSA, and an instruction and coding booklet. The application packet is available from Kansas high school counselors, community college financial aid offices, or the K-State Office of Student Financial Assistance, 104 Fairchild Hall.