Kinesiology

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The science of human movement

The Kinesiology program provides a core curriculum in the science of human movement, with correlate courses that are specific to students’ areas of interest. Undergraduate students in Kinesiology learn about:

  • Exercise stress, movement efficiency, and fitness
  • Social, cultural, and psychological aspects of participation in physical activity and sport
  • Coordination, control, and skill of physical activity
  • Physical growth, development, and body form throughout the life span
  • Effects of therapeutic techniques of kinesiology upon recovery from physical injury
  • Instructional processes of teaching or coaching physical activity and sport

The bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology prepares students for careers in human movement-related fields or advanced professional or graduate study in a variety of health-related fields.

Our graduates build successful careers as:

  • Physical therapists
  • Rehabilitation specialists
  • Nurses
  • Dentists
  • Physical education teachers
  • Occupational therapists
  • Public health educators
  • Physician assistants
  • Research professors

For more information about the Kinesiology undergraduate program, contact one of our advisors. If your last name begins with A-K, Cassie Meinert will be your academic advisor. If your last name begins with L-Z, Amy O'Neill will be your academic advisor.

We are located in 155 Freer Hall and can be reached via e-mail at cmeinert@illinois.edu (Cassie) or aroneill@illinois.edu (Amy) or via phone at 217-333-2461.