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.
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.
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.
How can I continue my education?
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
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:
- Fitness specialist
- Medical assistant
- Physical therapist
- Physician's assistant
- Occupational therapy
- Outdoor recreation director
- Strength and conditioning coach
The Career Center offers an extensive career library, free assessments for exploring major/careers, job search training, career advising, employer connections, and a staff dedicated to assisting students in the career development process
Additional K-State opportunities
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.
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!
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.
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.