Kinesiology and Exercise Science are closely related majors. Both are life sciences that usually lead the graduate to a career in sports medicine or allied health professions. Kinesiology, also known as human kinetics, is the scientific study of human movement. Kinesiology addresses physiological, mechanical, and psychological mechanisms. Applications of kinesiology to human health include biomechanics and orthopedics; strength and conditioning; sport psychology; methods of rehabilitation, such as physical and occupational therapy, and sport and exercise. Individuals who have earned degrees in kinesiology can work in research, the fitness industry, clinical settings, and in industrial environments.

Get Recruited

Let universities contact you about your major interests. It’s easy!

Get Started

Why is this Important?

  • Watching videos on the subject helps you understand the true nature of the major
  • Viewing student work helps you see the quality and complexity of what you’ll study
  • Videos allow you to see facilities, and resources of schools that teach the major

More About Exercise Sci/Kinesiology

"The Exercise Science Program prepares students for careers in strength and conditioning, exercise leadership and personal training as well as options for pre-physical therapy education."
(Provided by: Adelphi University)
 


"With a degree in Applied Sport and Exercise Sciences, you prepare for professional opportunities in a variety of sport fields and physical activity/wellness settings in the community, corporate, health-related, and recreation areas."
(Provided by: Barry University)


"The mission of the Exercise Science program is to contribute to the generation, dissemination and application of knowledge related to human movement in multiple contexts." 
(Provided by: Pacific University)


"An exercise science degree opens the door to a wide range of career opportunities including, but not limited to: exercise technologist, exercise specialist, program director, exercise leader, health/fitness instructor, health/fitness director, advanced personal trainer and certified strength and conditioning specialist." 
(Provided by: The University of Mount Union)


Sport Studies is an interdisciplinary program exposing students to a wide range of approaches to the study of physical activity and sport including ethics, physical education, health and wellness, kinesiology, history, politics, business, physiology, and psychology. 
(Provided by: Manhattanville College)
 


As an exercise scientist, you will have an unparalleled opportunity to discover the positive benefits of exercise in restoring people to balanced lives of health and wellness. 
(Provided by: Calvin College)