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Bachelor's Degree in Kinesiology

B.S. in kinesiology; minor

Kinesiology is the study of physical activity as it ranges from basic mechanisms of movement to complex dynamics.

Kinesiology students explore the importance of physical activity across a range of tasks, including exercise, daily living, play, sport and work.

Kinesiology students are offered hands-on learning through seven dedicated research labs.

Kinesiology students are offered hands-on learning through seven dedicated research labs.

The K-State difference

K-State’s international reputation in exercise physiology and exercise behavioral science provides students the opportunity to pursue exercise-related careers or seek admission to advanced programs.

Several outstanding students are admitted for a combined Bachelor of Science-Master of Science in kinesiology with an emphasis in exercise physiology, or a combined Bachelor of Science-Master of Public Health. These combined programs offer an accelerated route to an advanced degree.

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Did you know?

More than 50 percent of our kinesiology graduates each year are admitted to physical therapy, physician assistant, public health, chiropractor and other health-related advanced degree programs.

What classes will I take in kinesiology?

Students earn a Bachelor of Science in kinesiology or a Bachelor of Science dual degree in nutrition and kinesiology.

Coursework integrates biological science and social and behavioral science approaches using biomechanical, physiological, psychological and sociological perspectives.

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How can I continue my education?

Kinesiology (Minor)
Dual Degree: B.S. in Human Nutrition and B.S. in Kinesiology
Concurrent B.S./M.S. in Kinesiololgy
Concurrent B.S. in Kinesiology/Masters in Public Health
Kinesiology (M.S.)
Kinesiology (Ph.D.)

What can I do with a degree in kinesiology?

Graduates with a degree in kinesiology have found great success in health professional and graduate school, or pursing exercise-related careers after graduation. Many students choose health professional school to develop careers in areas including:

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Undergraduate research

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At a public research university like K-State, you'll have direct access to research opportunities from the start. K-State undergraduates have studied sustainable energy, cancer cells, musical lyrics and many other topics alongside nationally renowned faculty at K-State's 90-plus research centers.

Study abroad

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Studying in another country not only allows you to experience the wonders of another culture, but it also broadens your horizons and makes you a stronger citizen in our global society. There are more than 85 countries currently participating in K-State's education abroad programs!

Health professions

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Whether you are interested in a career in human or animal health, K-State is a great place to start the journey toward becoming a healthcare professional. You will have a dedicated health professions advisor who will help you navigate the professional school application process for your chosen healthcare field.


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Did you know that K-State pre-law students are accepted into law school at a rate substantially exceeding the national average? In preparing for law school, you will work with a dedicated pre-law advisor and select the major of your choice in any department in any college within the university.

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Robert Pettay, advisor and undergraduate coordinator
Department of Kinesiology
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