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Kinesiology Major

Why Study Kinesiology?

A degree in Kinesiology (the interdisciplinary study of human movement) can open the doors to many opportunities including:

  • Careers in medical, health, sport, and physical activity related fields such as physical therapy, medicine, health promotion, fitness leadership, sports administration, coaching, and athletic training.
  • Graduate study in areas such as athletic training, adapted physical activity, biomechanics, coaching, exercise physiology, growth and motor development, sport psychology, sport sociology, sport administration, and student-athlete development

What does MSU Kinesiology offer for career paths?

Our curriculum has many different cognates leading to many of the areas listed above and more. Please see our Cognates and Minors page for more detailed information.

Did you know?

The Department of Kinesiology has a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) articulation agreement with Central Michigan University and University of Michigan-Flint helping to "fast-track" selected students into their programs. Please see the information pages below for detailed information.

Central Michigan University - 2017 Application Information and Checklist

University of Michigan-Flint - 2017 Application Information and Checklist