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Admission to KIN Major

Step #1 - Prepare for undergraduate study in Kinesiology

  • See hints for future kinesiology majors below
  • Check out the College Insider

Step #2 - Admission to Michigan State University. Information about admission to Michigan State University is posted at MSU's web site.

Step #3 - Consult with a KIN advisor about admission. Make an appointment with a KIN advisor (Amy Tratt, Michael Haslett, Jennifer Watson, or Becky Olsen) as early in your undergraduate studies as possible, preferably during fall of your freshman year.

*** Admission requires completion of at least 56 credits with a cumulative MSU grade-point average of 2.00 or above, including a minimum grade of 2.00 in each of the following courses:

  • CEM 141 - General Chemistry
  • KIN 216 - Applied Human Anatomy
  • MTH 103 - College Algebra
  • KIN 251 - Principles of Human Movement
  • PSL 250 - Introductory Physiology

Transfer Process

Students who wish to transfer from another college/university should contact Amy Tratt (Kinesiology Advisor) via email at tratt@msu.edu. Transfer students can also find useful information in the transfer students section of the Office of Admission web site.

Students who wish to apply credits taken at other institutions towards their degree at MSU should visit the transfer equivalency website to see if their courses are transferrable.

Hints for Future Students

High school students and other students who plan to become KIN majors can prepare for a successful experience in the KIN undergraduate program by:

  • Acquiring speaking, writing, and computer skills.
  • Participating in job shadowing experiences in the career setting of interest before starting at MSU.
  • Developing competence in physical actvities and activities related to developing and maintaining a healthy lifestyle (such as sport, exercise, etc).
  • Developing a strong science background by taking high school/college courses in chemistry, physics, human biology, and anatomy.
  • Becoming competent in mathematics by completing high school/college courses in algebra, trigonometry, and calculus.

In addition, prospective KIN majors should test out their interest in the field of Kinesiology through volunteer and observation experiences. (Example: within fitness facilities or medically related enviornments).