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Kinesiology

Major & Minor

Blend your interest in human performance and physical activity as a Kinesiology student at Austin College. You will be prepared to excel in athletic, fitness, teaching, or health-related professions including sports medicine, sports psychology, and related allied health careers such as athletic training and nutrition, or focus on sports management through the combined track that incorporates business administration and kinesiology.

Kinesiology (General)  

The Kinesiology program emphasizes the importance of personal health, explain the fundamental movements of the human body, encourage appropriate decisions regarding first-aid care, and acknowledge the relationship between food nutrients, physiological, and metabolic systems.  

Kinesiology with Concentration in Exercise Science  

Dives deeper into the biological sciences necessary for additional graduate study in Exercise Physiology or entry into an allied health professional school.   

Kinesiology with Concentration in Sports Management  

Incorporating courses from our Economics and Business Administration program, you will learn the art of management with an emphasis on all things related to sports. 

Finish in Four*

with the skills to launch your career 

From coaching to physical therapy,

your future career will require you to have strong skills in communication, critical thinking, and collaboration. With a kinesiology degree, at graduation you will be prepared to:

  • predict physiological, psychological, and behavioral changes associated with changes in physical activity or participation in sport;
  • clearly communicate the results of program analysis using appropriate scientific and medical terminology in oral, written and electronic formats to both scientists and the public at large; and
  • demonstrate problem solving, critical thinking and analytical reasoning while applying theoretical concepts to practical situations and suggesting solutions.

Explore our Graduate Outcomes to learn more about what our graduates are doing today. 

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Popular Courses

  • Nutrition for Health & Physical Activity

  • Biomechanics of Human Movement

  • Physiological Responses to Exercise

  • Administration of Athletics, Physical Education, and Recreation